Planning a Trip to Athens
With less crowds and more bang for your buck, it’s easy to see why we’ve picked Greece as our #1 European vacation destination!
From Santorini to Crete, the Greek Islands and beyond, this beautiful country offers too many world-class resorts and beaches to count.
Today, let’s keep things simple and focus on planning the perfect trip to this nation’s captial, Greece!
- With over 100 sightseeing destinations open to the public, Athens is home to some of the world’s greatest historic landmarks, including the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Agora, and the Temple of Poseidon, to name a few. When you’re done gawking at the ancient ruins, don’t forget to stop by the National Archaeological Museum, which houses the richest collection of artifacts from ancient Greece.
- Now that you’re convinced Athens is the way to go, let’s look for a place to stay! We love the luxury Starwood property, the Hotel Grande Bretagne, located in the heart of the city adjacent to the parliament building. This magnificent hotel offers award-winning service, world-class dining, rich historical revalence, and one of the best views of the Parthenon in the city.
- So, how are you going to get there? If you’re lucky enough to be located near New York City, Newark, and Philadelphia, you’ll have access to direct flights straight to Athens, yielding a 10 hour trip. Flights are currently hovering around $900 for summer dates, so book now to reserve the best deal.