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Once one of the most influential cities in the ancient world, today it dominates travel lists as a top holiday destination. With its 3000-year-old recorded history, it one of the oldest cities in Europe. This enchanting city is a sightseeing Mecca. With lovely beach houses, enchanting rental villas and family-friendly rental homes, it offers so many ways to enjoy all the impressive monuments, magisterial buildings and historic sites. From your vacation villa stroll the historic streets and find a quiet café, and even enjoy ouzo, the world-famous Greek aperitif.
From your vacation rental, arrange a tour of the ancient ruins, which is an educational experience in understanding ancient Greeks' cultural identity. A trip to Acropolis and the famed Parthenon temple, with their awe-inspiring marble columns and precision architecture is unforgettable. Stop at one of the little taverns under the Acropolis and have a glass of wine and return to your vacation rental enchanted. A leisurely stroll through the streets of the Plaka (the “old city” of Athens) reveals its unique charms; it was the heart of the city in the time of Socrates.
Some beach homes, villas and house rentals are a walk away from the sea, however scheduled shuttles offer transportation to the coastal zones with its colorful marinas and breathtaking beaches. At the end of an action-packed day, return to a warm, welcoming home where you can enjoy the freedom and the comforts of home away from home in a vacation villa or rental home. Take part in the age-old tradition of sailing Athens-Attica’s coastline, explore the peninsula, or even take a cruise. An exhilarating day at the Allou Fun Park near to your vacation villa can be wonderful for the entire family.
Most activities and places to visit can be found within steps of each other, and are steps away from your vacation villa. It is well known that Greeks love to eat. In Athens-Attica, there is a wide range of restaurants serving not only all kinds of Greek dishes, but international dishes as well. Try a local restaurant, and if an item on the menu is unusual do not be afraid to ask the waiter: “Tea ee neh aff-toe?". Try fasolakia me kreas and mousaka and of course the world-famous baklava. Visit the harbor of Piraeus. The beach and pedestrian main street of Glyfada is always lively and there are always numerous art exhibitions and entertaining street performers.
Enjoy this timeless Greek vacation!