How to Spend a Day in Athens?
Greece represents the oldest civilization in Europe and brims with ancient culture waiting for you to enjoy it. You can learn about the rise and fall of the Athenian Empire, the cities’ rebirth as the starting point of European philosophy, and much more. If architecture suits your fancy, you need to see the Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum, and other ancient landmarks that have stood for millennia.
When it comes to the details of your stay, you won’t lack for options. Since Athens' history, architecture, and wonderful climate have attracted visitors for centuries, there are countless luxury hotels for you to choose from.
Fabulous Stays in Athens
A is for Athens Hotel is a particular standout. While the rooms and service are luxurious, the main reason to stay here is the jaw-dropping view you can take from the rooftop terrace. If history is Athens main draw for you, then you’ll need to visit the Hotel Grande Bretagne. It’s the most historic property in the heart of Athens, having served visitors ever since 1874.
If you’re interested in a classic luxury experience, Four Seasons Astir Palace is the right choice. No hotel in Athens can beat it when it comes to amenities, which includes such impressive features as a private beach; a spa center; no less than eight restaurants and bars. Astir Palace is also the perfect jumping-off point for a day trip to the Glyfada Marina, which is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss if you have the time to take it.
Athens Luxury Restaurants
Looking for a classy, elegant, Michelin-starred dinner? Try Botrini's. The chef's Greek-Italian heritage shines through his cooking, which incorporates techniques and dishes from both nations. For an added personal touch, the chef also brought the unique culinary traditions of his home island of Corfu with him. Try out the "My Origins" set menu to enjoy a unique, vibrant meal that even most Greeks will not have experienced.
If seafood is more to your taste, you’ll love the menu at Varoulko Seaside. They prepare squid, octopus, and other delicious dishes straight from the Mediterranean Sea. High quality, ultra-fresh ingredients are at the heart of the Varoulko Seaside menu.
Athens's highest-rated restaurant is Spondi, which holds two Michelin stars. It’s an international restaurant that pairs exquisite French cuisine with fine Greek wines, a combination that gives every dish a local flair. Ambience and atmosphere are also a big selling point, thanks to the pair of charming dining rooms. The owners even designed one in the style of a vaulted cellar.
Best Day Trips from Athens
Athens is a city with all sorts of interesting, exciting opportunities waiting for you. However, one of the most appealing aspects of the city is that it’s a gateway to so many other experiences. Don’t let your Athenian trip end at the city center, consider a nice cruise or a day trip to one of the many islands within close cruising distance.
Sunny Mediterranean Cruise
Athens has a vibrant seafaring culture that comes with many choices of cruise trips. You can book a yacht from an established business, or you can find a local offering trips on their own vessel. No matter your taste, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in the port of Athens.
A Magical Trip to the Islands
All the Greek islands are worth visiting, but we’d like to highlight the island of Delphi. It’s an extremely important location in Greek culture and history. In the distant past, it was home to the Oracle of Delphi who forecast the defeat of the Persians and offered many other prophecies. Today, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an archaeological goldmine of ancient ruins, and a hiker’s dream filled with breathtaking mountain views.
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