BERLIN BY THE SEA
With Rafina port to the north and Pireaus to the south of this busy metropolis, it can be both tempting and easy for bypass Athens en route to various island destinations. Whether it’s for a stop over or a longer stay, settle in and explore this dynamic city where contradiction meets creativity. Creative class, blending the past and present, eclectic, dynamic.
Pronounced Athína in Greek
Athens proper is perpetually percolating with a thriving culinary scene, unique shops and a bevy of cultural offerings. Add to that the water sports, beaches, lakes and hills all accessible by public transportation or a short car ride from pretty much anywhere. The weather in Athens is generally mild, and even in the winter blue skies and sunshine are frequent. It is therefore an attractive place to visit year-round, although the seaside excursions tend to be the most pleasant from May to October.
The breathtaking beauty from Vouliagmeni to Cape Sounio, stopping to swim along the way – the Vouliagmeni lake’s hot springs are pleasant any time of the year – and enjoy a late lunch, Greek style, at one of the fish taverns facing the Temple of Poseidon.
The new Renzo Piano-designed Stavros Niarchos complex, canvasing the National Opera and the National Library, surrounded by a vast outdoor park and gardens.
Don’t go to the beach on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.
IF YOU LOVE CULTURE Attend a performance, a concert or even take a yoga class at the Onassis Cultural Center at Syngrou. See international contemporary art in a former brewery – and stop for raki or ouzo in one of the neighboring small plates.
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Athens Classic Marathon
Taking place in November, with athletes from all over the world running the original Marathon route
The famous art exhibition will be taking place from April 8th until July 16th, 2017
Summer Music Festivals
Such as Ejekt, Release, and Rockwave festivals, with international bands throwing concerts in early summer
Athens and Epidaurus festival
The well known music and theatre festival, taking place in a period of 4 months, in several archaeological and cultural sites.
Every June, the gay pride takes place in Athens.