A surprising and complex metropolis, Athens is not only one of the world’s oldest cities, it is also the very essence of everything Greek — from the aroma of spiced lamb to the glistening columns of the Parthenon.
Vacationing to Athens is easy with daily nonstop Delta® flights from:†
- Atlanta, daily March 25 through 27. Oktober 2023
- Boston, seasonally May 8 through 27. Oktober 2023
- New York (JFK), seasonally through March 26, daily beginning 27. März 2023
†Flight routings subject to change without notice.
Stay: Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, centrally located in Athens and offers timeless elegance, a fabulous brunch and stunning rooftop views.
Must See: The Acropolis and its crown jewel, the Parthenon, on a Private Athens City Tour Half Day.
Don’t Miss: The beauty of the Greek Islands by taking an Islands of the Saronic Gulf Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina.
Do Try: Greek dishes like moussaka (lamb & eggplant in bechamel sauce), souvlaki (grilled meat wrapped in a pita) and baklava (nuts & honey in phyllo dough).
Stay: NJV Athens Plaza Hotel, featuring fashionable decor, sophisticated fine dining and exceptional hospitality.
Must See: A stellar view of the illuminated Acropolis on an Athens By Night Tour.
Don’t Miss: Shopping for leather sandals along the cobblestone streets of the Plaka neighborhood.
Do Try: Greece’s favorite beverage, ouzo, a dry anise-flavored aperitif.
This is just a taste of all you can see, do and try in Athens. Go ahead, start booking a vacation that fits your style perfectly with the freedom to choose from great hotels and exciting tours.
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- The Acropolis Slide 1 of 3: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Acropolis and its monuments form the greatest architectural complex of Greek antiquity.
- Plaka Slide 2 of 3: In the shadow of the Acropolis lies the residential area of Plaka, which is the place to go for shopping, dining and nightlife.
- Syntagma Square Slide 3 of 3: Set in the heart of Athens, Syntagma Square is home to the National Garden, Greek Parliament and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Once a powerful city and the birthplace of democracy, theater and Western Civilization, today Athens’ cultural richness and history attracts thousands of tourists every year. Crowned by the majestic columns of the Parthenon, Athens is a perfect destination for history and archeology buffs, as well as nature lovers who will enjoy the city’s charming hillsides and year-round sunny, warm climate. Athens is also the gateway to the stunning islands just off its coast, which are home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Hike up to the Acropolis — built between 510 and 410 BC — for the best photos and views of the city. Wander around Ancient Agora, the area where Socrates, Plato and Aristotle spent much of their time. Explore the stunning ruins of the Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Temple of Hephaestus. Roam the exhibits housed at the National Archaeological Musuem and the Acropolis Museum. You’ll soon discover few cities rival Athens’ historical importance.
Perched on the southern slopes of the Acropolis, the Makrygianni district is home to luxury hotels and top-notch restaurants. A little further south is one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, Koukaki. The heart of Athens resides in the most scenic quarter, Plaka, home to cafes and shops that merge into the Monastiraki district that's dotted with flea-markets. West of Monastiraki is the Psiri neighborhood, known for its bars and taverns. A few blocks away is the trendy Gazi neighborhood, known for its nightlife.
Experience all Greece has to offer by adding one of our excursions and tours, including a full-day cruise to three islands in the Saronic Gulf, a day trip to the ancient ruins of Delphi, or an afternoon tour to Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.
Athens is a shopping mecca with every kind of store you can imagine. Popular neighborhoods Plaka and Monastiraki have a large variety of shops, and Ermou Street is the city’s primary fashion shopping street. For bargains, Eolou and Agiou Markou streets have outdoor markets that sell everything from scarves and leather sandals to olive oil and ouzo.
If you’re looking to escape the crowds for a great meal, consider heading to a quiet neighborhood like Koukake, Mets or Pangrati — where locals don’t eat dinner until 9 or 10 p.m. Wherever and whenever you dine, be sure to sample traditional Greek dishes like moussaka (lamb and eggplant in bechamel sauce), souvlaki (skewered grilled lamb, pork or goat wrapped in a pita) and baklava (crushed nuts and honey in phyllo dough).
Delta Vacations vacation packages include round-trip airfare aboard Delta to Athens-Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH). Vacationing to Athens is easy with daily nonstop Delta® flights from:†
- Atlanta through 28. Oktober 2022, resuming 08. Mai 2023
- New York (JFK) through 30. Oktober 2022, and seasonally through 10. Januar 2023, resuming 09. März 2023
- Boston seasonally through 28. Oktober 2022, resuming 26. Mai 2023
Round-trip transfers from the airport to your hotel via minibus or private car are available for purchase. The Suburban Railway and the Athens Metro offer the quickest and most convenient way of getting into the city from the airport. Car rentals are available for your convenience and give you the freedom to travel whenever and wherever you want.
†Flight routings subject to change without notice.