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The tourist guide greek-tourism informs you about the restaurants, lodgings, hotels and businesses that from which you'll be satisfied and recommend Athens to all your friends enticing them to visit. We are choosing the best restaurants, lodgings, hotels and businesses bearing in mind these criteria as well as what the locals and the Internet visitors told us excluding our opinion for those hotels that we think the most of, and we recommend without doubt that you should visit them.

In Syntagma you should absolutely visit : Syrigos Travel

Information about Athens

Athens is a beautiful city named after the goddess of disciplined war and wisdom, Athena. It has a history of thousands of years. It is an important area from many points of view. Ancient Athens was a powerful city-state.

A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Akademia and Aristotle's Lyceum, Athens was also the birthplace of Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles, and its many other prominent philosophers, writers and politicians of the ancient world.

Statue of Athena, the patron goddess of Athens.

It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization, and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.

Athens was built in the plains of Attika between the Parnitha, Penteli and Hymettos mountains and close to the Saronic Gulf.

For ages its important geographic location and its mild climate were the main reasons why people chose to live here. During her very long history, Athens produced a brilliant civilization.

The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all the Parthenon on the Acropolis, widely considered an important landmark of early Western civilization.

The city also retains a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a small number of remaining Ottoman monuments projecting the city's long history across the centuries.

Landmarks of the modern era are also present, dating back to 1830 (the establishment of the independent Greek state), and taking in the Greek Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy (Library, University, and Academy).

Acropolis panoramic view

Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics, with great success.

Regarding to the climate Athens enjoys a typical mediterranean climate, with the greatest amounts of precipitation mainly occurring from mid-October to mid-April.

Any precipitation is sparse during summer and falls generally in the form of showers and/or thunderstorms.

Due to its location in a strong rain shadow because of Mount Parnitha, however, the Athenian climate is much drier compared to most of the rest of mediterranean Europe. Athens city is one of the world's main centres of archaeological research.

Apart from national institutions, like Athens University, the Archaeological Society, several archaeological Museums (including the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, the Epigraphic Museum, the Byzantine Museum, as well as museums at the ancient Agora, Acropolis, and Kerameikos), the city is also home to the Demokritos laboratory for Archaeometry as well as several regional and national archaeological authorities that form part of the Greek Department of Culture.

Additionally, Athens hosts 17 Foreign Archaeological Institutes which promote and facilitate research by scholars from their respective home countries.

As far as tourism is concerned Athens has been a popular destination for travellers since antiquity. Over the past decade, the infrastructure and social amenities of Athens have been radically improved.

The Greek Government, aided by the EU, has funded major infrastructure projects such as the state of the art, Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, the massive expansion of the Athens Metro system and the new Attiki Odos Motorway.

Olympic flame ceremony at the opening of the Olympic games in Athens

Due to the Olympic Games of 2004, Athens was turned into one of the most walkable, livable, exciting, art, music and entertainment centers in the world. By unifying all the antiquities with parks and pedestrian streets and avenues and tying them in with the nightlife areas of the Plaka, Psiri and Thission they have created a model that other cities are sure to follow.

With the new highways that divert traffic from the downtown they have not only made the city streets safer and the air cleaner but they have made it easier to get in and out of town by car, bus or taxi.

The new metro makes the trip to the airport and the port easier and opens up new neighborhoods to visitors who used to be confined to an island downtown surrounding the Acropolis. The coastal tram means you can get on one of the new air-conditioned light-rail cars and go to the beach, or shop and have dinner in the coastal suburbs.

Athens is entering a second Golden Age. The museums and galleries are renovated, air-conditioned and bigger and better with more opening every week.

The streets are clean, hotels have all been renovated and restored, many made accessable to the disabled.

The restaurants, tavernas, cafes, clubs and bars stay open late and as many who came for the Olympics discovered, Athens rocks like no other city on earth.

And if you prefer a more quiet Athens there are parks and quiet neighborhoods that will suit you too.

Athens panoramic view

What this means is that anytime of the year Athens is entertaining, whether it is your stop-off on the way to and from the Greek Islands in the summer or if you visit during the 3 other seasons and use it as your base for daytrips to explore Peloponnese and mainland.

Athens has something for everybody and suddenly the Athenians have good reasons to be proud of their city.

The company's main aim is to provide its clients with quality services, whether dealing with short term or long term rentals. We have also created a network of representatives giving our clients the opportunity to rent their car not only in Athens but to some of the most touristic places in Greece also. In order to avoid problems and delays during your rental, all vehicles are covered by road assistance 24 hours a day, all over Greece. Our personnel is always at your disposal to inform and advise you for anything concerning your car rental, and to suggest the most appropriate solution for your needs.

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Orion - Dryades hotels in Exarchia Athens.

We are a small company, based in Athens, member of the S.I.T.E.S.A.P. (Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association) and we offer only privately owned boats, equipped with all those accessories and facilities that an owner needs for his own leisure.Enjoy the sensation of a boat that slips smoothly on the sea, listen to the wind blowing, sing in the rhythm of the rippling waves, follow the gracious dance of the dolphins and the seagulls.Learn more..

Day and night street cafe

In one of the most traditional spots in Piraiki, viewing the beautiful Saronicos Gulf, Botzi is opened from morning for your coffee until night which wearing its night vale transforms it in one of the most joyful greek clubs.
23 years of tradition in entertaining, follow cafe Botzi on its way through the space. The most beautiful joint in Piraeus is renewed with wood and stone, waiting for you in a space friendly and youthful, with pleasant atmosphere, to give you unique crazy times.If you want to have fun you truly found the right place. We are crazy and are waiting for you.

Cape Sounion is a pretty, seaside resort world famous for its clean, sandy beaches, pine forest and ancient ruins. It host the magnificent Temple of Poseidon, a sight every tourist craves to see. Our children's camp has been happily offering dream holidays to youngsters ages 5 - 14 since 1958. Only 62 km away from Athens in our land full of trees and shrubbery, we are proud to receive parents'  and children's praise year after year. The beach is only down the road, the hills and forest at your back yard, and our specialty is... FUN FOR KIDS !!!

GRIXI AE occupies a foremost place at the branch of the Hotel companies which are active in Greece.The creation of this site has the aim to represent to you the areas of our four Hotels, and bringing you more close to us, having created a more direct channel of communication with you.

''GEORGE CAVALLARIS'' group is the first one to make weddings, parties on Parness Avenue.The group today has eleven places for your wedding party and for ever personnel special time on your life. Also we have: Hotel, taverns, restaurants, cafe, bar, swimming pool for all the people.Learn more about our piano-restaurant, restaurant, hotel, cafe-bar, reception hall...

Zefiros, one of the famed restaurant in Microlimano, has been identified with the quality of sea food taste. For many years now, Zefiros has been offering to the friends of qualitative cuisine it's excellent service and surroundings.Being a distinctive warm place illustrative of the classic beauty of Microlimano, inspires people of every age and is selected for both personal and business meals, all year round. Learn more...

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