Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is situated in the prefecture of Attica and extends to the peninsula that reaches up to Central Greece.
Athens is a city of different aspects – a walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka, Thission, Psyri) the old neighborhoods, reveals the coexistence of different eras.
Athens and Attica in general have the most important archaeological monuments (Acropolis, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Olymbion, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium or Kallimarmaro, The Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, etc).
The Acropolis hill, so called the “Sacred Rock” of Athens, is the most important site of the city and constitutes one of the most recognizable monuments of the world. It is the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture, as well as the symbol of the city of Athens itself as it represent the apogee of artistic development in the 5th century BC.
The capital is very famous for its nightlife since the options for entertainment satisfy all tastes – Athens is a divine city.
The sun is shining over Athens all year round – the climate is one of the best in Europe, with mild winters and very hot summers, ideal for tourism.
THE SARONIC ISLANDS
The Saronic islands are situated at a close distance from Athens and its port, Piraeus and are scattered between the prefecture of Attica and the eastern side of the Peloponnese.
This group of Greek Islands is composed of Angistri, Aegina, Methana, Poros, Salamina, Spetses and Hydra and they have a lot to offer to the visitors: natural beauty, clean sandy beaches and even small deserted islets to explore.
Aegina Greece is an island known for its great production of colourful pistachios.
The island has a lovely capital full of fine neoclassical buildings and narrow alleys where one can enjoy fresh fish and excellent appetizers in the taverns of the fish market, in the heart of the town.
The 5th century BC temple of Aphaia can be visited; it is located in an area full of olive and pine trees, overlooking the deep blue sea.
Agistri is a small island lying in the Argo-Saronic Gulf.
It is covered by lush green vegetation, has crystalline beaches and offers a considerable tourist infrastructure.
Hydra is a beautiful island lying in the archipelago called the Argo-Saronic.
It lies between the islands of Poros and Spetses, near the coast of the eastern foot of the Peloponnese.
It is very popular island because of its extremely picturesque capital, full of red-tiled houses and stone-paved narrow alleys.
It used to be the destination of fashionable artists during the sixties and has kept a highly cosmopolitan character.
Hydra in Mythology was a nine-headed monster, sister of Medusa.
Poros is a verdant island full of beauties and wonderful landscapes.
Because most of the Athenians and foreign tourists are mostly going to cosmopolitan Hydra, is still unspoiled and very authentic, ideal for relaxing and peaceful holidays.
The capital of this island is a beautiful town with fine neoclassical and Venetian buildings; picturesque villages and beautiful beaches are completing the wonderful image.
Spetses Greece is a small island in the Saronic Gulf, right opposite the Peloponnese coast of Ermionida.
It is a know Greek Island for its rich vegetation and many pine trees.
It has various wonderful sandy beaches and lovely secluded bays.
Its villages are picturesque and authentic and its capital is a real architectural beauty full of two-storey neoclassical houses with wooden balconies, coloured walls, and narrow stone-paved alleys.