Athens Travel Guide
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Athens Travel Guide
Where is Athens?
Taking off to somewhere new is an exhilarating experience, but your trip can easily go awry if you haven’t properly prepared. Why not begin by finding out exactly where Athens is?
It's located in Greece and is the national capital.
It's an area of Attica that approximately 650,000 people live in.
Places to Visit in Athens
So, where to go first? You'd be nuts to miss the Parthenon and Acropolis. This place is just brimming with big-name attractions. Next, make your way to Syntagma Square and the Acropolis Museum.Athens offers loads of great places to visit, such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Benaki Museum. Some other worthwhile options are the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. You should definitely do your best to explore all of them.Journey into the past and contemplate the passage of time while taking in Roman Agora. Want some more options? Enjoy a trip back in time at Ancient Agora, an interesting location for history fans. But that's not all! Stop at Hellenic Parliament to learn about the region's interesting political history.
Car Rentals in Athens
Hit play on your favorite driving tunes and see Athens from the freedom of your own ride. You'll find some of the best value car rentals in Athens on Orbitz.
Arriving by plane? Organize to pick up a car at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. You won't need to go far to find Enterprise and Alamo Rent A Car.
You might like to rent a car from Hertz at 1 Karaiskaki M. Alexandrou Str. They're right in the heart of the city. Budget at 23 Syngrou Avenue is another outlet you can check out.
Where to stay in Athens – Hotel Accommodation
Book today through Orbitz and start organizing your no-stress getaway to Greece's capital. With 323 hotels in Athens
, you won't have any difficulties.If something a bit swanky is what you're searching for, slide between the soft sheets at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
or the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
. The Periscope Hotel
and the Hermes Hotel
are some lower-cost options. Consider trying one if you'd rather save for exciting activities.Why not make your visit to the Parthenon even more unforgettable by staying somewhere close by? Two exceptional choices are the AVA Hotel & Suites
, 0.4 miles away, and the Electra Palace Athens
, 0.5 miles away.
Nearest Airports to Athens
If you're in a window seat and the weather's nice, you should get a great view of Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) as the plane descends. It's 12 miles east of Athens' center.
Popular Places to Visit Near Athens
If you've got a spare day and you're happy to travel 30 miles, stop by Eretria
. This nearby area is brimming with things to see and do. If you want to spend a whole day in this area, visit Eretria Beach in the morning. Next hop on over to the Eretria Archeological Museum and Archaeological Site of Eretria. Methana
is another neighbouring destination situated just 30 miles away. Travelers come here for Limenaria Church, Aponisos Beach and Mycenean Ruins.
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