The area of Attica surrounds Athens, capital of Greece and cultural capital of Europe.
The area of Attica surrounds Athens, capital of Greece and cultural capital of Europe. The superb villas in Attica and Athens afford access to the numerous historical sites along with the wide range of beaches and superb landscapes, such as the Athenian Riviera. Their styles vary, from renovated neoclassical or traditional buildings to those of modern and contemporary design.
Just outside the historic center, the cosmopolitan Athens Riviera spreads down the peninsula of Attiki all the way to Cape Sounion, filled with promenades on the water, marinas, beach bars, 5-star resorts and a plethora of nightclubs and restaurants with vistas of the sea.
Next, we have the nearby islands spreading all the way through to the island of Kythira, south of the Peloponnese. A wide range of options are available to guests. It is the most easily accessible destination of Greece, thanks to its direct connections to international destinations.
The historic and cultural wealth of the city combined with its modern and youthful atmosphere make it a perfect destination for a city break. Lavish hotels, state-of-the-art restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shopping centers, picturesque markets, contemporary art galleries and exhibitions, antique shops and art shops. Whether a city break or part of a longer vacation, your stay in Attica is going to be varied and satisfying.
The scenic beaches of Attica and the Saronic Gulf, just a stone’s throw from the city center, comprise the cosmopolitan Athens Riviera.
The southern coastline, from Paleo Faliro to Sounion, showcases superb fully-organized beaches with all kinds of water sports, vibrant beach bars and restaurants, open-air clubs right on the water, broad-sized luxurious retreats, a plethora of dining choices such as seaside tavernas with fresh seafood, or eclectic shops. Life here follows summer-season rhythms all around the year.
Culture springs out of everywhere. Athens is literally an open-air museum. Must-sees are the Acropolis and the Parthenon, as well as the New Acropolis Museum, one of the finest archaeological museums of the world. From the vicinity of Thission to Pnyka, the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou, Plaka, Anafiotika and Monastiraki, you will admire archaeological sites, ancient and Byzantine monuments, neoclassical buildings and churches steeped in history.
Museums like the National Archaeological Museum on Patission Avenue, the Museums of Greek Folk Art & Musical Instruments, the new Benaki Museum on Pireos street, the War Museum, the original Benaki Museum in Kolonaki, the Numismatic Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art, are going to enrich your knowledge of Athens and its history through the collections and exhibits they demonstrate. The same holds for the National Gallery, the Foundation of the Hellenic World, the Planetarium and the plethora of art galleries in the center of the city. Down the coast, you will stand against the impressive Temple of Poseidon in Sounion, with a view of the archipelago from above –including the island of Aegina–, and you will succumb to the overpowering energy this monument emits.