Athens, the capital of Greece, features legendary sites from the Acropolis to Piraeus. Its rich artistic and political history lives on in the heart of the city. Marble temples, neoclassical homes, boutiques, and cafes inspire thousands each year. Hotels in Athens range from luxury suites in the upscale Kifissia district, to backpacker hostels beneath the Acropolis. Athens hotels located in the Plaka district are very popular, surrounded by pedestrian alleys, tavernas, and an artistic vibe.
Conveniently located near many hotels, Athens' Metropolitan Exhibition Center regularly hosts several events, tradeshows, and conferences throughout the year. Past events include antique furniture expos, and other events featuring jewelry, souvenirs and handmade Greek wares.
Enjoy the sights of the city while nibbling on dessert at the many distinguished cafes in Kolonaki Square, including the renowned Lykovrisi. The nearby Plaka district offers unforgettable terrace dining with local foods like souvlaki, tzatziki, and specialty wines.
Book a guided, historical tour of Athens that includes stops such as the Temple of Athena Nike and the famous Parthenon at the Acropolis, as well as the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Roman forum.
Find treasures at the Plateia Avissinia Flea Market, linger at the renowned Martinos antique shop, and explore the clothing and art boutiques in the Kolonaki district.
Football is a passionately beloved sport in Athens, with three major city teams heatedly rivaling during tournament and cup games, with the Olympiacos known as the dominant Athens team.