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Athens Vacations

History buffs can spend weeks exploring one of Europe's oldest cities.In fact, Athens is the oldest inhabited city in the world. Athens dates back to the Neolithic Age, with historical monuments from virtually every major era available on street corners and throughout the city. It has become a popular tourist destination due to its unique combination of history, culture, modern amenities and stunning vistas. Enjoy a modern vacation into Ancient Greece in the Greek capital city.

Major Attractions in Athens

Booking a vacation package in Athens lets you explore a city rich with history, without breaking the budget. The 3 kilometer pedestrian zone in the center of the historical district is the largest in Europe. It allows you to see the Acropolis, explore the neighborhood of the gods, Plaka, and sit back and relax as you people watch in the famous Syntagma Square. Walkways connect many of the most famous architectural marvels and monuments, so you can explore without dodging traffic or waiting for right of way.

Recurring Festivals and Events

Events and festivals are nonstop in Athens, with something new for every season. Carnival is a not-to-be-missed experience with many events throughout the city. The Athens and Epidavros Festival celebrates music, opera, dance, and other performing arts at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. For more examples of classic and modern performance art, the Ancient Olympia International Festival also makes an appearance. The Athens International Film Festival brings in movie lovers from around the globe. You can also see impressive fireworks displays in celebration of the rich naval history of Athens at the Miaoulia Festival. No matter what you are interested in or when you visit, Athens has a rich atmosphere of history, culture and nightlife.

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Tours and Activities in Athens

The best thing about travel is that you rarely need to chase after brand new experiences — they're right there in front of you! So unpack your suitcase, kick back and prepare to make some outstanding new memories.

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