Athens: the sanctuary of museum lovers
More than a Greek metropolis
Although summer in Athens can be hot, you do not want to skip a visit to the Greek capital. The city is rich in history, ancient sites, temples, and ruins worth discovering. You may have heard Athens is the birthplace of democracy, but remember the city is also home to some of the finest museums in the world.
A Trip Through History
After you walk around Acropolis, the citadel of Ancient Athens, your next stop should be the Parthenon-shaped museum of Acropolis, only a few hundred meters away. Not only will you take a break from the sun, but you will also have a chance to embark on a chronological trip through the centuries. And you can do the same with the National Archaeological Museum or the Museum of the Ancient Agora, just to name a few.
An Evening Out
While you explore the rich history of Ancient Greece during the day, you can use the evening to embrace the beauty of modern Athens. Syntagma Square is the heart of the city and the place to observe the hourly change of guards before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Near the center of Athens, Monastiraki and Plaka are two other picturesque neighborhoods where you can walk around, buy your souvenirs, or enjoy a peaceful dinner.
The Beach is Around the Corner
And in case you miss swimming in the water, note that Athens beaches are just around the corner. You only have to head towards Athens Riviera in the southern coastal suburbs and spend a day near the ocean. Once you have your batteries recharged, get ready to go out and explore a different side of the Greek capital. Athens nightlife is just out of this world.