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May 30, 2015

9 Reasons to Love Athens This Summer

From the Golden Age of Pericles, Athens has marveled the world with its mysterious spirit. Often denoted as the cradle of Western Civilization, Athens is a 2,500-year-old assortment of cultural heritage and historical momentums. This is Athens; exciting and thrilling, breathtaking and sensational, mysterious and sophisticated, adventurous and glorious, which stirs the spirit as only the cradle of Western civilization can. Whether in spring and autumn, summer or even winter, Athens has it for you! Captivating travellers with its timeless allure, the culture and history of Athens will definitely hypnotize you. Go for an afternoon stroll at Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, the long pedestrian street that runs alongside the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora up until the hill of Filopappou. Enjoy rooftop cocktails and experience the glorifying view of the Acropolis by night. The in-lovers should definitely visit one of the numerous archaeological sites that remain open after the sunsets for the August Moon Festival. Head down to the southern coast of Athens in order discover the Athenian Riviera. Hop into a boat at Piraeus and visit one of the islands of the Saronic Gulf; Aegina, Agistri, Hydra, Methana,Poros or Spetses. Famed for its diverse itinerary of dance, music and theatre staged in various venues, it is certain that one must attend at least one of the events of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. Undoubtedly, one must also watch a movie under the shiny stars of the summer with a view of Acropolis at the open-air cinema of Cine Thission; a cinema heaven! And let’s not forget about the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum; a must visit during your stay in Athens!


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