Travel guide over Athens sights

Plaka. Plaka is the oldest area in Athens. You will find it between the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. Its short and cozy streets are the location of numerous souvenir shops and restaurants that traditionally attract a great number of tourists. Plaka is the most picturesque area of Athens. In this part of the city it is almost impossible to believe that you are currently in the city with the population of approximately 4 million of people. Anafiotika, which is famous for its snow-white houses, is a special place that is recommended to visit. The legend says that the Delphian oracle forbad building houses there, but once two homeless builders, who were looking for a shelter in Plaka, managed to build a small house during just one night thanks to their mastery. When guardsmen came in the morning, they felt sorry for the builders and decided not to punish them. Since then a new rule has been created - if you manage to build a shelter during one night, you may stay there. … Further

Extraordinary places and attractions in Athens

If walks in the mountains are not enough, it’s high time to search “the Blood of Hercules”. Red wine with this quite an unusual name is produced by Nemea winery, which is located in an Athens’ neighborhood. According to some data, the winery has been there for more than a thousand years. The wine is made in accordance with centuries old methods, some aspects of which are kept in a secret. Nevertheless, guests are always welcome at the winery. Visitors can sample the wine and purchase the sorts they like, including the legendary Blood of Hercules. … Further

Cuisine and best restaurants in Athens

Seafood lovers will surely like the restaurant named Garbi. Its menu features more than a hundred of exclusive dishes. Salads with lobster and shrimps, fish with herbs and grilled vegetables – the food here is a true delight for gourmets. Far East Restaurant offers its guests to try delicious oriental dishes. A part of its tables are located on the outdoor terrace, so guests will seat in a cozy place surrounded by trees and flowers. Guests of Erato restaurant are welcome to sit in one of pavilions installed in the garden. Here visitors are offered to try classic national dishes. Music is always playing here, and the restaurant is distinguished by truly unique atmosphere of peace. … Further

Stylish hotels of Athens

A small hotel, Periscope Hotel enjoys great location in the city centre and is famous for an electronic periscope installed on its roof. Hotel guests are welcome to use the periscope to see the panorama of the ancient city. Minimalism, simplicity and ergonomics were the main concepts of the hotel’s design. Creative ceilings covered with aerophotos only make guestrooms look more futuristic and unusual. Even most discerning travellers will be pleased with their stay at this wonderful hotel. … Further

Review on top hotels of Athens

N.J.V Athens Plaza is a well-respected hotel with luxurious design. Only top quality items and fabrics by Versace, Fornacetti and Ralph Lauren were used in décor. Spacious and charming guestrooms look very light thanks to skillful marble decoration, lots of light-colored wood, giant mirrors and warm lightning. Modern and beautiful furniture makes the design of guestrooms complete. Beneficial location and private balconies allow guests to enjoy breath-taking views of the historical centre of Athens. … Further
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