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Holiday In Athens

Does planning your next getaway have you saying “It’s all Greek to me”? Take that as a hint and head to Athens! With a name like “The Cradle of Civilisation”, this city has a lot to live up to—and it does. Book an Athens holiday package and see what the land of feta, philosophy and Tommy Lee has to offer.

Things to Do in Athens

Of course you’ll visit the Acropolis on your Athens holiday, but if you partied a little too hard last night and just can’t make the trek yet, you can at least see it from the Plaka. The city’s oldest neighbourhood is filled with cobblestone streets and cafes where you can relax with a freddo cappuccino (or an ouzo, an anise-flavoured aperitif—we won’t judge). As the sun sets behind the Acropolis, find a rooftop with a view and you just might catch a far-away movie projected on an outdoor screen. It doesn’t get much better than that.

When you do head up the hill, you’ll find the most well-known destination for Greece holidays —and one of the most famous in the world. Walk around the imposing Parthenon and other buildings on the site and hear the stories of Greek gods and goddesses. The Erechtheion, for example, is where Athena and Poseidon fought to determine who would become the city’s patron. Obviously, Athena won. (Girl power.)

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

On Athens holidays, shopping is all about the neighbourhoods. In Kolonaki, “The SoHo of Athens”, you’ll find designer boutiques, art galleries and posh cafes filled mostly with locals. Monastiraki is the popular flea market district, where you can score knick-knacks and trinkets galore, plus pick up a great gift for mom: worry beads! She’ll wish she had them when you were in secondary school.

At Athens Central Market, fuel up with kasseropita (cheese pie) and semolina cake, and take home fresh baklava for the coworkers—everyone knows the best office souvenir is food! Adventurous eaters shouldn’t fear the 24-hour stalls. That ornery-looking old chef probably makes the best patsas soup around. Prefer your food well-lit and free of organ meat? You’re looking for Piraeus, the port district, which has a concert hall, amusement park and the freshest seafood around. Look into Athens car hire options on lastminute.com.au to really take yourself on a food tour.

When it comes time to party, ditch the personal wheels and hop in a cab to Psirri, just south of downtown. If your first thought is “I’m in the wrong place”, well, you’re in the right place. This industrial neighbourhood is home to surprising nightlife, from live bands to slick techno clubs. Holidays to Athens are sure to get you “pie” (drunk)—just get dropped off at Iroon Square and see where the night takes you.

What’s Next?

If you’ve lost your eggs and baskets (read: you have no idea what’s going on), stop swatting flies (doing nothing). Check out Athens holiday packages on lastminute.com.au and choose your best match from our hotels and airfares. You’ll turn that frown upside down before you can say “Opa!”


Guide to Exploring Athens


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Sofitel Athens Airport

Sofitel Athens Airport

Athens International Airport, Spata-Artemida, Attiki
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    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

    Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Factory Outlet Airport and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Metropolitan Expo. Vorres Museum and Attica ...

    Sofitel Athens AirportAU$369

    17 Jul - 18 Jul

    Wyndham Athens Residence

    Wyndham Athens Residence

    2-4 Achilleos Street , Athens, Attica
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ermou Street, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, and Monastiraki Flea Market. ...

      Wyndham Athens ResidenceAU$194

      11 Jul - 12 Jul

      Wyndham Grand Athens

      Wyndham Grand Athens

      2, Megalou Alexandrou St., Athens
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Ermou Street and Omonia Square. National Archaeological Museum ...

        Wyndham Grand AthensAU$183

        15 Jul - 16 Jul

        Electra Metropolis Athens

        Electra Metropolis Athens

        15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

          Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Syntagma Square, Hellenic Parliament, and Roman Agora. Monastiraki Flea Market ...

          Electra Metropolis AthensAU$398

          8 Jul - 9 Jul

          Divani Palace Acropolis

          Divani Palace Acropolis

          19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
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            4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

            Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Acropolis Museum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Filopappos Hill. Arch of Hadrian ...

            Divani Palace AcropolisAU$246

            16 Jul - 17 Jul

            Royal Olympic Hotel

            Royal Olympic Hotel

            28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str, Athens, Attiki
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              4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

              Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Greek Evangelical Church and Arch of Hadrian. Temple of Olympian Zeus and Acropolis ...

              Royal Olympic HotelAU$229

              17 Jul - 18 Jul

              Divani Caravel

              Divani Caravel

              2, Vas. Alexandrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Athens National Gallery and Benaki Museum. Panathenaic Stadium ...

                Divani CaravelAU$230

                14 Jul - 15 Jul

                Elia Ermou Athens Hotel

                Elia Ermou Athens Hotel

                15-17 Ermou, Athens, Atikki
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Monastiraki Flea Market, Zappeion Hall, and Acropolis. Acropolis Museum and Ancient Agora ...

                  Elia Ermou Athens HotelAU$262

                  8 Jul - 9 Jul

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