Monastiraki is a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens near Plaka. The area is a major tourist attraction and one of the principal shopping districts of the city. Monastiraki’s main square, which shares its name, has a large metro station as well as several fast-food joints. Many Byzantine churches and ancient ruins, including the Roman Agora and Hadrian’s Library, crowd the area. Visit Monastiraki on your Athens sightseeing tour and enjoy the most beautiful walks, the most interesting sights, the best hangouts and the unknown stories of the most beloved Athenian neighborhood.
Greece is a country with a deep connection to Christianity and its traditions. The country’s churches and monasteries are ideal for religious and sightseeing tours in Greece. Bathed by the Greek sun or by the sea, perched on a mountain top among rocks and dense vegetation, in the town square or hidden in the city alleys, the churches, chapels and shrines in Greece are of unique beauty and a familiar feature of the country’s landscapes. They all have their own unique story and many of them are intertwined with myths and traditions of the place. They are authentic and timeless and many have been declared World Heritage sites.
At the foot of the Acropolis, there is an island different from the others. It has no sea but has Cycladic architecture that reminds us of our beloved Aegean islands. It is Anafiotika, the neighborhood that nestles in the shadow of the Acropolis and walking in its alleys makes you forget that you are in the bustling metropolis that is Athens.
Make your Athens tour a trip to remember. Escape to this hidden gem snuggled within Athens’ coolest neighborhood and discover a tranquil oasis filled with summer aromas of jasmine and rose, white-washed cubic houses wrapped with bougainvillea and views of the city like no other!
In Greece eating out and sharing a meal with family and friends is part of the local culinary culture. There are many different types of traditional eateries that fall into several well-loved categories where people can enjoy good food outside their homes. From the busiest and most touristic city to the smallest village and island, dining out in Greece is not only about what you eat but a whole sensory experience. Whether its ouzo and meze you're looking for or an all-out feast, Greece has just the right eatery for you!
Nafplio promises everything you need for the perfect summer escape from Athens. In just a couple of hours, you can enjoy walks through the streets of the historic center to dives and endless play in the sandy beaches of the Saronic Gulf. Classical and a favorite choice for all who are looking for a short and enjoyable getaway, the Peloponnese town of Nafplio offers a refreshing break from the big city.
Most people believe that the best time to visit the ancient ruins and museums in the summertime in Greece is early in the morning. Contrary to popular belief, however, no matter how early you go, the ancient ruins and museums are always crowded. So, go against the flow and head in while everyone else is heading out – because the best time to visit the ancient ruins and museums in the summertime in Greece is in the afternoon!
Greece is so rich in culture and natural beauty that it should be visited at least once in a lifetime! With thousands of years of history and alluring attractions, it's no exaggeration to say that Greece is a real heaven on earth. If you're planning to visit, here are 15 FAQs for first timers to Greece. This information will provide you with all the necessary information and help prepare for your trip.
No spirit is more loved by Greeks and foreigners than ouzo - the national drink of Greece! The best companion for any summer get-together is a refreshing ouzaki on the rocks! Never served alone, ouzo is the concentration of Greek life. It draws memories and opens up your appetite for favorite appetizers with its intimate, sweet smell and taste. Ouzo is the aroma of the sea mixed with the seeds of the Greek land which allow us to enjoy the taste of Greece in a glass!
The Peloponnese town of Nafplio is considered one of the best getaways in Greece. Impressive castles, museums with invaluable treasures, historic churches, beautiful neoclassical buildings and paved cobbled paths decorated with bougainvillea bear the grandeur of bygone days of yesteryear. A mystical place, blessed with natural beauties and culture, which for centuries now continues to bloom and fascinate the visitor.
Plaka is the oldest and most beautiful neighborhood in Athens. Clustered around the slopes of the Acropolis, it incorporates labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential part of ancient Athens. It is referred to as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" because of its proximity to the Acropolis and many other archaeological sites. Part of the charm, however, are the secrets the oldest neighborhood of Athens hides in each of the paved alleys just waiting to be discovered on your Athens sightseeing tour of Plaka!