Athens is one of the most interesting cities in Europe, with numerous significant sites, museums, nightlife and beautiful neighbourhoods. If you are planning to come to Athens, you may already know the most important points of interest in the Greek capital. Acropolis, Keramikos, Ancient Agora and Roman Agora are the most significant historical sites to visit, Acropolis Museum, National and Archaeological Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art and Numismatic Museum are definitely worth seeing, Thisio, Plaka and Monastiraki are the top neighbourhoods to visit in the historical centre, while Cape Sounio and Athens Riviera are excursions in a close distance to Athens you should not miss.
But what about other, well kept secrets of Athens? If you have more than 5-6 days in the Greek capital, then yo...
Tourism, as expected, is declining significantly this year in the whole world. Most Greek islands have only a few travellers. Especially the islands that welcomed tourists from countries, like the USA, Russia and England, are almost empty, giving us the opportunity to rediscover them and have a great time away from the crowds.
With that in mind, I travelled to Santorini in July. The island was almost empty, but without being depressing. The dazzling beauty of the Caldera and the cobblestone paths of Fira and Oia are enough to blow your mind and enjoy every moment on the island. Everything was moving at a more human pace, there was no traffic on the streets, the villages were very clean, the shopkeepers were relaxed and willing to serve you.
In addition, everything was much cheaper t...
Kythnos is a yet unspoiled Greek
island, although it is located so close to Athens (only 1,5 hours from Lavrio
port and 3 hours from Piraeus port). It is a typical Cycladic island, with
charming beaches and whitewashed houses built on the steep cliffs. Car rental
in Kythnos is the best way to see the island. To the most beaches, even to
famous Kolona, there is dirt road, so having a 4X4 car is a must. By this kind
of car, you have the opportunity not to miss a single beach. The beaches of
Kythnos are virgin, a true heaven on earth, which is totally worth the visit.
Without a car, it is impossible to explore the place, as Kythnos is a large
island with more than 70 beaches and 6 beautiful villages, spread all over the
Read here all the insider’s tips about the points of interest...
Are you in search of a cruise to the Greek islands that can be combined with Athens? Athens is the new must destination in Europe, and most travellers want to spend some days in the capital and then go to the famous islands of Greece. There are many Greek island cruises in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, but some of them are for islands near Athens to spend urban as well as seaside vacation. The Saronic islands are located very close to Athens, are characterized by beautiful towns and verdant nature and are exactly what you want to feel the atmosphere of the islands in the Aegean Sea without having to travel for hours.
Full of traditional and picturesque settlements, Tinos is an island in Greece off the beaten path. Being one of the largest islands in the Cyclades, Tinos is ideal for a road trip. Thus, you can admire its hidden gems, the mountainous and coastal villages surrounded by golden coves with emerald waters and pigeon houses that give the scenery an exotic touch. If you rent a car in Tinos, you can flexibly see its beauties in 3-4 days and explore things you haven’t ever imagined. How to plan your road trip on the island?