Holiday in Athens and brush up on your ancient history, visiting 2500-year-old monuments like the Ancient Agora marketplace. Book into one of Athens' chic design hotels in the Psirri district and see open-air concerts below the Acropolis. Return from your holiday with a glowing tan from Vouliagmeni, Athens' classiest beach resort.
On Athens holidays, visit the hilltop temples of the Acropolis. Check out excavations at the glass-and-steel New Acropolis Museum. See golden icons in Athens' Byzantine Museum, and hear folk tunes on your holiday at Athens' Museum of Greek Musical Instruments, in the Plaka district. See what Athens' contemporary artists are creating at multi-purpose arts complex Technopolis in Athens' trendy Gazi area.
On holiday in Athens, lunch on hearty casseroles in Plaka's old-fashioned tavernas, which often have live music. Or try one of Athens' best seafood restaurants overlooking Microlimano fishing harbour. After dark, join Athens' alternative crowd in the eateries of funky Gazi, or follow Athens' smart set to the international restaurants of the Kolonaki area.
Alternate your holiday nights between Athens' mainstream Psirri and alternative Gazi. For summer holiday seaside clubs, drive to Glyfada and Vouliagmeni on the Athens coast. Or time your trip with the open-air music, theatre and dance at Athens' annual Hellenic Festival in June and July, staged below the Acropolis.
Drive along the coast on your Athens holiday to watch the sun set over the fifth-century BC Temple of Poseidon at Sounio. Discover the Saronic Gulf Islands on an organised one-day boat tour during your holiday in Athens. Or explore Ancient Greek mysticism on holidays in Athens, visiting Delphi, the centre of the ancient world.