četvrtak, 22. siječnja 2015.

                                                   Vacation in Athens

If you are looking for a place to spend your holidays, you can't pick a better location than Athens, 
the capital and largest city of Greece and one of the world's oldest cities. Today a cosmopolitan 
metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life 
in Greece.

And where to start with places to visit in Athens, how about to two UNESCO World Heritage 
Sites: the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Athens is a world centre 
of archaeological research, with locations like Acropolis, ancient temples such as Temple of 
Erechtheion, The Temple of Hephaestus or the Temple of Olympian Zeus will most definitely take 
your breath away. Also make sure to visit the stone theatre Odeon of Herodes Atticus or one of the 
Athen’s many museums so you can truly aprishiate history and importance of this city.
Athens in one of the few tourist locations that provide big entertainment for sports enthusiast. 
City hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in 1896 and 2004. You can visit Athens Olympic 
Stadium, which has since gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful stadiums in the 
world, and one of its most interesting modern monuments. You can also catch a game of Athens
many sports clubs or try yourself in rock climbing, hang gliding and windsurfing in one of the 
numerous outdoor clubs that serve these sports.

For those who prefer they vacations on the beaches and the sea Athens is good place to go. Many 
of the southern suburbs (such as Alimos, Palaio Faliro, Elliniko, Voula, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza) 
host a number of sandy beaches, most of which are operated by the Greek National Tourism 
Organisation and require an entrance fee. If you like sailing, the Saronic Gulf features shorter 
passages, less wind and waters that are well-protected and relatively flat which are conditions 
perfect for less experienced sailors. The Saronic Gulf offers brilliant position enables you to 
visit islands with historic site after historic site. Highlights include Spetses, Poros and the island 
of Hydra, which is car and motorcycle free and it is becoming more and more popular tourist 

Make sure to visit Athens at least once in your life time, city with such great history can offer 
something for everybody. Spend your vacation in Athens, you will remember the experience for