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City break in Athens. Active leisure ideas for Athens - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Zappeion, Athens, Greece Travelers will find widest choice of most unusual attractions in Athens. After resting and spending some very nice time in a nightclub, you can move your feet to the indoor market located on Athens Street. It works around the clock and features widest choice of products. In addition to many truly interesting items you will find cozy taverns, in which you can relax conveniently until dawn. Light and music performances are very popular in Athens. The best place to enjoy them is Pnyx Hill. Shows are conducted daily starting from April 1 and until the end of October. Each show starts at 10:10 pm.
Athens is the biggest city of Greece and it is also one of the biggest cities of Europe. The population of Athens is over 3 million people, which is almost 40% of the total population of the … Open
Music lovers should not forget to visit the Palace of Music, which has become a regular venue for various concerts and festivals. Travellers with children must surely visit Adventure Park located in the suburban area of Athens. It works all year round and here visitors will find truly stunning choice of rides and carousels. Allou Fun is the newest entertainment park of the city, so all most exciting rides, slides and a huge Ferris wheel are located in it. Fans of speed should go to Athens Kart, and nature lovers will surely find much interesting in Attica Zoological Park. Those, who cannot imagine a vacation without shopping, will find much interesting in Ermou Street as it’s full of various shops. We also suggest visiting Plaka Shopping Center and Kifissia District, where you will find best shops of designer and most trendy clothes.
We should also devote a part of this text to clubs as they really deserve it. Gyalino Plus is the most popular institution of this kind in the city. Guests of this club can go to one of dance floors, enjoy exotic cocktails in the cozy bar or watch an interesting theatrical performance - the cultural program is always very diverse here. Club Island is a perfect place to go in warmer months of the year. On a daytime this is a cozy cafe, where guests will enjoy interesting salads and appetizers from national cuisine. In the evenings the club attracts fans of contemporary music and partying. Cubanita Havana Club looks like an authentic traditional Latin-American disco. It is decorated with red and black colors, which makes the atmosphere of this club even more unusual and invigorating. The sounds of energetic salsa never stop here and so do the guests of Cubanita Havana club, who are ready to have fun until the very morning. Copyright
Travellers, who plan to visit Athens with kids, can be sure they will find great places and entertainment perfect for a family vacation. Both children and adults will enjoy a visit to the … Open
Greece is a unique place with a remarkable and soft climate, with mountains that cover almost eighty percent of the country's territory and the longest coastline. The city of Athens is literally created for active pastime, extreme sports, and just unforgettable adventures. In Athens, the choice of activities is really rich: horse riding, diving, alpinism, sky surfing, golf, and biking. If you love to enjoy your time in the water, our strong advice is to visit the Athena Diving Center; it is located only 38 kilometers from Athens and is straight on the beach. For more than 10 years this center is providing the diving services and educational programs. Here you can try to go under water with a professional instructor, who will ensure the full safety at your first immersion under water. While diving, you will watch a surprisingly beautiful and rich underwater world. Immersion in mysterious sea depths something is similar to magic. Diving caves, the sunk ships, and colorful reeves meet on islands Skiathos, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Santorini and Corfu.
Above Athens If you are looking for more spice feelings, then try windsurfing. Visit the Surf Nissalia Club, which works since 1989 and located in 25 kilometers from the center of Athens. You can get there easily by car, and by public transport. This club provides the full range of services in surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing in Athens. Also, it is worth participating in competitions of sailing boats: International Regatta of the Aegean Sea, International sailing races (Cyclades), International Sailing Rally of the Aegean Sea.
In addition to large number of Greek cuisine restaurants, Athens is truly rich in dining facilities featuring original gastronomy, as well as luxury restaurants and cafes. Cheese, light red … Open
Bicycle tours across Athens is the best opportunity to get acquainted with the most known and impressive sights of Athens. Visit the Cycle Greece Company, and hire the professional guide who will guide you all over the Acropolis, Zeus's temple, the Panathinaikos stadium, Dionysus's theater and other sights of Athens. If you want to have a bike tour on your own there is always the possibility to rent a bike and enjoy your time and the gentle greek sun. The tours and guide's service start from €45 depends on the route you will choose.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Athens and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Athens

Grand Bretagne
Where: Constitution Square, Athens;
De Lux
Where: Falirou 15, Makroyanni, Athens;
Where: 220 College Street, Athens;
Psyrri, Gazi, Rouf
Where: Miaouli & Themidos, Athens;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Athens
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 32.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Athens
♥   Amusement park 'Allou Fun Park' , 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Ta Aidonakia Luna Park' , 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Athens
♥   Restaurant 'Kuzina' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Athiri' Athína. Type - Greek. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'GB Roof Garden' Athína. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Nolan' Athens. Type - Fusion|Asian influences. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Sushimou' Athens. Type - Asian|Sashimi. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Corinth Canal

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The locals began thinking about creating of a channel between the bays thousands of years ago. The idea of this project’s development first came to a tyrant Periandros’s mind in the 7th century BC. But his grandiose ideas could not be realized at those times. Barely started they had to stop due to a number of difficulties. The present Corinth Canal can boldly be called a remarkable historical landmark. … Read further

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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A huge loss triggered the speaker to erect an incredibly beautiful and large-scale monument. Built by his order, the Odeon could accommodate up to 5000 spectators. Despite its impressive age, the theater has survived to this day almost in its original form. For many years it has been used for important cultural events. On its stage performed Maria Callas and Mikis Theodorakis, as well as the best theatrical and ballet troupes from around the world. … Read further
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City break ideas for neighbours of Athens

Guide to your best city break in Athens - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Athens - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Athens?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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