As your plane lands, you’ll see Athens located among olive terraces, rugged slopes and white surf breaking dramatically upon rocky beaches; you may even see the stately Parthenon temple and Acropolis, which are the first items on your Athens holiday itinerary. To truly earn the favour of the gods, pay a visit to the National Archaeological Museum. This neoclassical building houses a large collection of pottery, jewellery, frescoes and other artwork from the glory days of the Greek Empire.
If you want to visit some of the traditional villages in the surrounding area, take to the streets with one of Wotif’s car hire options in Athens. Explore the winding rural roads of the Balkan Peninsula, many of which offer great views of the Aegean Sea. Float out to the nearby islands to enjoy the contrast between the bustling metropolis of Athens and the quieter pace of life found in the bays and coves. For example, holidays to Santorini Island are idyllic, romantic escapes that are especially popular with couples.
Athens packages have all the shopping opportunities you would expect from a modern European city. High-end stores line the streets of Kifissia, a northern suburb of the city. You can also head to the historic district of Plaka to scout out some souvenirs to take home. Located at the foot of the Acropolis, this district has traditional markets where you'll find stallholders selling local Greek crafts.
After working up an appetite searching for bargains, head to a traditional Greek tavern for tzatziki (yogurt with garlic and cucumber), pita bread, grilled meat and salad. For a more upmarket dining experience, take a trip to the Psyri district, which is home to a large number of popular restaurants. You can also go in a more adventurous direction and try snails (Greece’s official “slow food”), sea urchin salad, or raw fish and ouzo.
Athens is also known for its lively nightlife. Every night of the week, clubs stay open into the wee hours, allowing partiers to dance the night away to a mixture of Greek and English pop music. If you're looking for traditional Greek music, check out the live music venues on Syngrou Avenue.
Whether you want to learn about the ancient Greek empire or rage all night in some of Europe's hottest nightclubs, Wotif can get you to this iconic city. Find great deals on Athens holiday packages, with discounts as big as Hercules’ biceps, when you book your airfare and accommodation together. Wotif has a wide variety of Athens holiday deals and discounts to choose from, so start your search for a trip to Mount Olympus today!
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