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Athens is a dynamic European city which boasts a contrast of old and new attractions; from an array of gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious hotels to well-preserved archaeological sites, ancient mansions and traditional taverns. This modern metropolis is filled with unrivalled historic charm, delicious cuisines, mesmerizing landscapes and authentic local markets. There is so much to explore here; enjoy a picnic at the National Gardens, swim at Lake Vouliagmeni, climb the Philopappou Hill, watch a performance at Dora’s Stratou Theatre and visit the Attica Zoological Park to spot more than 2000 animals, including Asian elephants, European wildcats and black panthers. You can book Athens cheap holidays through Brightsun Travel and start planning the ultimate city break here.
Being a prominent site of Greek civilization, Athens is home to endless archaeological edifices. The most prominent among them is the 6th century Temple of Olympian Zeus which features an incredible gold sculpture of Zeus. Another notable monument in the city is the Hadrian’s Arch, constructed in 131 AD in honour of Roman Emperor Hadrian. You can also visit the Parthenon Temple, one of Greece’s largest temples to admire its stunning rows of Doric columns. Don’t forget to step inside the Church of the Holy Apostles, constructed in the 10th-century with stunning frescoes, Arabic inscriptions and Byzantine architecture. Other must-see attractions in Athens include the Acropolis, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Theatre of Dionysos.
Athens is a renowned hub of world-class museums and art galleries. The must-visit venue of the city is the Acropolis Museum which is home to more than 3,000 artifacts, including tools, ceramics, jewellery and portraits. You can also step inside the National Archaeological Museum, Greece’s largest museum to learn about the history of the Greek Civilization and discover a rare collection of 11,000 items dating back to Roman times, including weapons, pottery, wall paintings and bronze sculptures. Another interesting museum worth visiting here is the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, displaying a wonderful range of inscribed tombstones, wood carvings and metallic handicrafts. Contact Brightsun Travel to book exclusive holiday packages to Athens and look forward to the trip of a lifetime here.