City breaks to Athens
No city can offer more as a city break destination than Athens. Beautiful beaches, legendary nightlife and some of the wonders of the ancient world make Athens the perfect city break destination. To experience all this and more call club travel today for the best deals on city breaks, holidays, flights and hotels in Athens. Athens is the birthplace of western civilization and has given us drama, literature, art, democracy and much more. The city appeals to tourists of all ages because there is so much to do and see. Book your city break to Athens now to see European culture at its most magnificent.
Things to do and see in Athens
The Acropolis literally means high city or above the city. Often thought of as the symbol of Greece it is a must see when in Athens.
The Parthenon an ancient temple on the acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena
Other attractions include:
Athens Central Market
The Theatre of Dionysus
Day trip to Delphi
Hotels in Athens
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Solomou This family-run hotel is situated in a quiet street behind the national Archaeological Museum in the centre of Athens, only 3 minutes walking to the central Omonia Square and within walking distance to the Acropolis. The nearest metro station is only 150 m away.
Athens Odeon Hotel This hotel has a great location on Pireos Street, just five minutes’ walk from Omonia Square and 10 minutes from Monastiraki old town and its historical sites, including the Acropolis. Plaka is just beyond Monastiraki, a further five minutes’ walk. The trendy Psiri area is also very close by with its great selection of restaurants and bars. Another newly up and coming area Gazi is also just 10 minutes further down Pireos Street. Many buildings here have been converted to museums for temporary exhibitions - one of the more well known of these is the New Benaki Musuem.
Food and Drink
Greek food is celebrated around the world and most cities have Greek restaurants. A main feature of Greek food is fresh seafood. Fried Calamari is popular as are fresh salads and feta cheese. Ouzo is an aperitif that is served in most restaurants after your meal.
Athens Airport is located 6km south of the city centre and is linked to the city by metro, rail and bus. The journey to the city takes roughly 35-40 minutes
Weather in Athens Generally sunny year round, in the summer temperatures stay in the mid-thirties. The Coldest Athens experiences is about 8degrees Celsius
Currency the Euro is the currency used in Greece
Visa Requirements Irish citizens do not require a visa as Athens is in the E.U