Visit the City of Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece and also its largest city. The city of Athens is rich in culture ad heritage and is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to the presence of so many awe striking historical monuments. Athens is also the birthplace of democracy. The city is made famous due to the names of various great philosophers and politicians that are associated with it. Athens is the hub of cultural activities and is home to the schools of the great Greek ...

Tourism Drop in Greece

A recent report by the Association of Tourism Enterprises in Athens has shown tourism numbers to have dropped by eight point one percent this year in Greece. From January to the end of June last year there were six point four million visitors however for the same period in 2009 the were half a million less visitors. July has actually been a good month for tourism which means if the report had only taken into account the first six months then things would have looked ...

Parthenon fragment returned to Athens

The Vatican returned a marble head to Athens last week. The head was then fitted onto its rightful place (the body of a youth carrying a tray of sweets as an offering to Athena). Officials in Athens are hopeful that this gesture will just be the start of retrieving lost treasures. The head has been handed over in a one year loan deal. The British museum in London holds many artifacts from the Parthenon which officials in Greece are eager to retrieve. Michalis Liapis the ...

A few things you should know about Athens

1) Greece has a population of 11 million. Athens accounts for 3.2 million of this 2) Work out before you travel whether you have the right power supply for hair dryers, electric shavers etc. In Athens – Electricity – 22V 50Hz 3) Athens is a very sunny place most of the time with very little rainfall. There are often heat waves in Athens in the months of July and August. Winters can be a little cold with occasional frost. 4) Greek people are known for ...

Things to do in Athens

What trip to Athens would be complete without seeing the Acropolis. The ancient city boasts a number of impressive temples and structures such as the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike.   It’s not particularly cheap on the pocket to gain entry unless you are eligible to avail of some of the student discounts.  Another must see is the changing of the guard ceremony at the Acropolis museum. Athens is a stylish city full of wonderful shopping opportunities including many shops carrying work from ...