Athens is a resort that suits people of all ages on all budgets. For those of you interested in culture and history, this is the resort for you. It is full of historical buildings and well respected cultures. There are a lot of areas to walk around and some areas can be quite steep so people with mobility problems should be wary. The transfer time from the airport to the resort is only around 20 minutes meaning you benefit from plenty of time in the resort itself. There are many different types of hotels in Athens from 5-star luxury to 2-star. Many of the hotels have now been upgraded due to the Olympics that was held there in 2004. Athens is famous for its ancient ruins so it is well worth a visit.
Athens is famous for its ancient ruins which is why so many people interested in history and culture visit it each year. A popular place to see is the Acropolis and the temple of Olympian Zeus. There are a number of world-class museums in Athens which are well worth visiting. The most popular ones tend to be the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum. Parliament buildings are home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which is popular with locals and tourists and there are 2 parks , the Kifissia Park and the National Garden and the Zappeion Park. These are relaxing places to enjoy away from the chaos of the city. There are also a number of local excursions to go on such as trips to the Temple of Poseidon or Mount Parnitha National Park. Visits to Aegina Island are popular as you can enjoy the local beaches. Other coastal resorts include Glyfada and Voula.
Athens has a number of restaurants available offering a number of cuisines. The most popular is the local and traditional Greek food, however you will also find French, Italian, Indian, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants. Fast food chains can also be found in Athens. There is a range of nightlife to choose from including nightclubs, discos, Greek dancing and singing, cinemas, concerts, opera and ballet. There are plenty of places to shop in Athens including department stores such as Marks and Spencers, jewellery shops, clothing, leather and craft shops, antique and book stores and plenty of souvenir shops. Public transport in the resort is good with buses running regularly in the area as well as trains.
There are around 300 days of sunshine in Athens and many people choose to go in the summer so prepare for it to be crowded. Summer temperatures have been known to reach above 30°C, with the hottest month being July, closely followed by August. You will see around 13 hours of sunshine a day at peak times which encourages people to go out more. December and January are colder, however temperatures are still at around 12-15°C. Rain only occurs in the winter months from November onwards. The summers in Athens are long, hot and dry, with September and October still seeing temperatures of around 25°C. February is quite cool with rain, however it does not usually rain for long.