It is not only one of the oldest cities but also an ancient capital of Europe with respectable political and cultural systems impacting European continent greatly. Athens has this mystical atmosphere around it and nothing beats a private tour in this famed center of learning, arts and philosophy. With a well guided tour in Athens you will have undoubtedly have experienced Greece at its best.
The historical sites, ancient landmarks and iconic museums make this a wonderful place to be for a holiday. You will have plenty to do and see, but it also helps to know a little about the destination you are about to explore and below are a few facts you should know about Athens before travelling and enjoying what it has to offer.
It has plenty of things to see and do
Some of the most breathtaking sites you will enjoy on your tour include Acropolis the holy site, Parthenon, Temple of Hephaestus and the National Archeological Museum. Others include Mount Lycabettus, Temple of Zeus, Church of Holy Apostle, Syntagma Square and The Plaka. Most tour packages include these attractions and many others; check out all so you have the most important and relevant to you included in your tour package.
The weather can be unpredictable
This is probably because of its location near Aegean Sea but in general, April and May are some of the best months you can choose to visit Athens because it is neither too cold nor too hot for a trek. If you are into the historical sites, then June is probably the best time to travel when the heat starts creeping in whereas beach lovers will find July through to September the best months as it is usually scorching and soaking up is just pleasant. The months between January and April are usually freezing cold, so it is best to remain warm in case you choose to go during this time of the year.
It is a relatively costly destination
Whereas the costs of entering the historical sites may not be that high, food on the other hand, especially in top restaurants can be pretty expensive. If you are travelling on a tight budget, it is best to stick to local cafes for your lunches, coffees and evening meals rather than the bigger restaurants. Fish seems to be the most expensive wherever you choose to eat. It is advisable that you have a reasonable holiday budget if at all you want to enjoy the very best of Athens. You can save up lots of money by taking up cheaper options for what you want for the holidays.
It can be a slow city
Taking your time when travelling is the best thing ever, but it could get frustrating if you tend to be in a rush especially in Athens. It may be a culture and history gem, but it can get pretty slow, so expect delays with ferries, trains and other schedules. But there is really no need to rush, just relax and enjoy!