You might be forgiven to think Athens doesn’t measure up to your expectations, but only if you haven’t made an effort to get to know it – just to because from where you stand all buildings seem like ugly, greyish concrete boxes, the traffic noise is deafening, the air as polluted as it gets and the heat is debilitating, it doesn’t mean this is all there is to it. So, if you decide to leave for the islands as fast as you can, it’s your loss.
True, Athens is largely devoid of medieval, renaissance and baroque buildings, because it was at best a village in the midst of scattered antique remains when it was made the capital of modern Greece in the 19th century. This means you have a whole lot of splendid monuments from the 4th century BC to about the 1st century AD to visit, and then you have to fast-forward in time. The sumptuous houses of the merchants, liberation heroes and early politicians of the new Greek state are also largely decrepit or torn down today, as they got overrun by a city developing megalomania and attracting everybody that could make the move from rural hard work to urban life. This means ancient monuments and modernity is what you’ll have to settle for – if you’re not a history sleuth, which might make your stay a whole lot more fun, of course.
Modern, beachfront hotel set within the cosmopolitan resort of Glyfada, 15 kilometres from the historical centre of Athens. Air-conditioned guestrooms are decorated in neutral colours; all include balcony views, satellite television, and wireless Internet. Guests can try Greek specialties in the restaurant, enjoy a cocktail from the bar, or go for a refreshing dip in the pool.
Modern hotel set on the fashionable Vassilissis Sofias Avenue opposite the National Art Gallery, with views of the Acropolis. The 527 contemporary guestrooms open onto balconies, and include satellite television, Internet connections and minibars. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool and work out in the gym before taking in views of the Acropolis from the rooftop bar.
Modern hotel in the city centre, 300 metres from the National Archaeological Museum and 1.5 kilometres from the Acropolis. The 150 guestrooms feature light, warm decor, and offer balconies, satellite television, safes, Internet access and minibars. Guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine in the hotel restaurants, relax with drinks in the bar, or take a swim in the outdoor pool.
Smart, modern hotel located in Vouliagmeni, the most beautiful coastal area of Athens, just 100 meters from sandy beaches. Renovated guestrooms all feature marble bathrooms, satellite TV and balconies, most boasting magnificent sea views. Guests can take a plunge in the outdoor swimming pool, have a bite in the restaurant, or sip a cocktail in the hotel bar.
You have worked hard all year. The pressure from your job and from your daily routine is tremendous. It is starting to affect your mental outlook on life. It’s time for a vacation. You have worked hard all year. The pressure from your job and from your daily routine is tremendous. Your nerves are frayed and it is starting to affect your mental outlook on life. You need to do something but what can you do? It’s time for a vacation to your favorite holiday home. But which of the holiday homes is the best place to go when you want a vacation that is suited for you and your family? When you want a vacation to get away from it all, what are your choices?
How about an all-inclusive vacation at Turks and Caicos. Also, during the day, you will have the benefit of relaxing around one of the many pools or hot tubs that is part of the complex.
Myrtle Beach resorts offer memorable vacation opportunities for every member of the family from toddler to teen to family heads. Even retirees can go there knowing their days will be filled with fun activities and unique experiences.
Myrtle Beach is a golfer’s paradise and many resorts boast their own golf course or at least have one nearby. The famous Grand Strand stretches for nearly 60 miles with Myrtle Beach being its center. Along that strand of beaches there awaits a resort just perfect for your and your family’s unique needs. For more Myrtle Beach resorts visit myrtlebeachallinclusiveresorts.com.
From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you’ll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.
Glass doors open into a large, airy marble lobby with an oak reception desk, sofas and low-level tables where tourists and businesspeople congregate. The hotel facade has been restored to match the neo-classical style of the Plaka area.
Imposing hotel with neoclassical façade overlooking Kotzia Square and two kilometres from the world-famous Acropolis hill. Air-conditioned guestrooms feature marble bathrooms and balconies or terraces and come with CD players and minibars. Guests who wish a cultural or gastronomical experience in Athens can request theatre and restaurant bookings at reception.
Contemporary chrome-fronted hotel situated 80 metres from the metro and 700 metres from the Acropolis and the Plaka. Guestrooms are decorated in chic minimalist style, all with satellite TV with pay movies, video games and Internet access. Guests can enjoy the health club facilities, including 24 hour gym with personal trainers, sauna and massage services.