The Meteora Monasteries: Daytrip from Athens
Ancient times, history, art, and religion come together to the north of Athens, forming an impressive landscape of monasteries that are practically suspended in the air. And I say practically, because they are built at a height of 600 meters, crowning breathtaking rocks looking towards the heavens and sculpted by erosion. If you fancy visiting them, all you have to do is keep on reading.
The Temple of Poseidon Overlooking the Cape of Sounion (Athens)
The Temple of Poseidon, some 60 meters above sea level, is one of those places that conveys peace. Visiting it is like traveling back 2,500 years and returning to the Golden Age of Greece. In the province of Attica about 70 kilometers from Athens, it overlooks Cape Sounion like a great giant.
Athens on a BudgetIf you are traveling to Athens on a tight budget or you just don’t want your stay in the Greek capital to use up all your savings, we have a solution. Athens offers a range of low-cost ways to enjoy the holidays without busting your budget. The Acropolis and related museum are must-sees for anyone who comes to Athens, and their prices are also affordable and easy on the pocketbook. Visiting the ancient Athenian Acropolis costs only 12 euros and the entry fee also includes access to the museum and the archaeological site of Ancient Agora, the museum and archaeological site of Keramikos, the Library of Hadrian, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Roman Agora. In addition, access to the Acropolis is free every first Sunday of the month from November to March and additional designated days throughout the year. However, entrance to the Acropolis Museum in Athens is not included in this price and general access to it costs 5 euros. Another item you must see during your time in the Greek capital is the changing of the guard. Held next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the Greek Parliament, this ceremony is led by evzones, a regiment of Greek Light Infantry since the early nineteenth century. Their solemn steps and original and historical attire captivate the many onlookers who congregate in Syntagma Square. The changing of the guard is free of charge, of course, and takes place in a very ceremonious version every Sunday at 11 am, and every other hour of the day in a shorter version. When lunchtime...
Best Views of the Acropolis in Athens
The Acropolis is an emblematic image of Greece. The City of the Gods can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, although there are spots that are more special than others from which to observe this amazing city within a city.