Explore the cradle of European civilisation
Visit one of Europe’s oldest cities! Book a flight to Athens and experience the romance of the old Plaka neighbourhood, or discover the modern side of Athens at one of the city’s numerous clubs. It’s wonderful to spend balmy summer evenings on a terrace while you savour a glass of ouzo and admire a beautiful sunset. The Greek gods knew it all along: Athens is a city that you will fall in love with!
Visit the city’s highest point
Athens is a city with an extensive history, and the highpoint is naturally a visit to the Acropolis. This is literally and figuratively the case, as the mountain towers over the city. A path lined with olive trees leads you to the top of the mountain, where you’ll see the well-known Parthenon. Anafiotika is a typical Greek neighbourhood at the foot of the mountain. Stroll along streets crammed with picturesque white houses that seem to give off their own light in the bright sunlight. Athens is the ideal destination for a weekend holiday or as the starting point for a trip through Greece. Treat yourself: book a flight to Athens now!
Enjoy raki and souvlaki
You definitely have to try a souvlaki or pita gyros with a glass of raki. These delicacies are almost as essential as a visit to one of the city’s many temples. The streets of Athens boast hundreds of restaurants, many of which naturally specialise in Greek cuisine. An exceptional place for a romantic dinner is the restaurant perched on top of Mount Lycabettus. Here you will enjoy sumptuous dishes with a simply breathtaking view of the city.
Flights to Athens for a unique holiday
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ARTS & CULTURE
The Agora was the beating heart of old Athens – the ‘meeting place’ of all commercial and social activity. This is where Socrates philosophised, where democracy was invented in the latrines and where, 2,000 years ago, the world’s first shopping centre was built. Walk among the ruins of the fascinating history of the Agora of Athens.
ARTS & CULTURE
The Acropolis is probably the most important ancient Greek monument. This 2,500-year-old ruin city dominates Athens from the top of Acropolis Hill. And although the Parthenon Temple with its landmark columns is the most famous monument on the hill, it is only one of the many treasures the Acropolis has to offer. After years of restorations, the palaces, columns and sculptures once again reflect the city’s splendour, power and wealth.
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