ATHENS & ATHENS RIVIERA
Athens is the capital of Greece and also one of the oldest cities in the world, with its documented history spanning uninterruptedly from 3.200 BC until today. That is an astonishing 5.200 years of history and culture. Nowadays Athens is a modern city offering a wide variety of options from luxurious hotels, lavish restaurants, world cuisine and shops featuring the latest fashion to museums, ancient ruins like the finds on the Acropolis hill, neoclassic and modern architecture, cultural venues, contemporary art, open air concerts, and most importantly the Athens Riviera only a stone’s throw from the city center. The Athenian Riviera offers 40 miles (60 km) of beaches to swim and relax by, touched by the sea of the Saronic Gulf which is part of the Aegean Sea.
In the past couple of years many visitors are opting for the southeast coast of Athens, discovering that they can stay near and within walking distance of the sea, while still have access to the world famous Acropolis, the museums and several Athenian archaeological sites, even by public transport. With the tram and the constant expansion of the Athens Metro line all the way to Glyfada, the suburbs of the Athenian Riviera, specifically Faliron, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Lagonissi, Anavissos and lastly Cape Sounion have seen a considerable influx of visiting travelers. Some of the aforementioned suburbs are in reality extensions of Athens with shops, restaurants, and cafes but with the added plus of the seaside.