Have you ever visited Athens? A stroll through Athens gives you the opportunity to admire not only ancient Greek constructions and monuments, such as the Acropolis, the Dionysius Amphitheatre but also public buildings constructed in the 19th century, such as the Parliament, the National Theater, the Zappeion …
Even though summer is probably the most popular season in Greece, for Greeks and non-Greeks, also autumn and winter have much more to offer than you might think! Since the Tourist Industry focuses on Greece as a typical country for summer holidays, not everyone knows that Greece is more than only beaches and sea. Let us introduce you into the different aspects of the beautiful Greek autumn.
Summer in Greece! After the corona-months, definitely something to look forward to! Beautiful beaches, blue water, white houses and unforgettable sunsets spontaneously pop into your mind. Without a doubt, it is a very nice part of the Greek summer. But what if you don’t go to a Greek island or somewhere close to the sea? Is there anything to do in the cities? Of course, there are plenty of options! One of them is a romantic one: the summer cinema.
Athens combines elements from classical antiquity, the Ottoman past and a modern city. Since it was under Ottoman occupation between 1458 and 1833, it also had public baths called hammams. When you come to Athens today, you can visit the Bath of the Winds or experience spa services at one of the modern hammams of the city.
The Athens Classic Marathon is one of the most important sports events hosted by the city of Athens. Thousands of runners from all over the world participate in every year’s race. Apart from the sportive event, they have the chance to enjoy Greek hospitality, to discover the fascinating landscape and to explore a city which is constantly improving its standards.
Today the Marathon race is held in many major cities around the world, but there is only one “Authentic Marathon”, taking place every year in Athens, beginning of November.
Do you like riding your bicycle? In the last 10 years, biking became steadily more popular in Athens and Greece. It is healthy, cheap and many times quicker than using public transport, to reach your destination! Even better, every year more biking roads are becoming part of the city and biking shops are popping up in every neighborhood of the capital.
Athens is a city where the combination of the rich history, the warm southern mentality and the struggle during the crisis, have shaped a place full of diversity, creativity, and character.
The name Onassis is a synonym of Croesus, of a very wealthy man. Aristotle Onassis, the so-called “Golden Greek”, became worldwide known for oil tankers and Olympic Airways. However, he did much more than that. Let’s get to know him and have a closer look at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens as well as the Onassis Foundation’s activities. Weiterlesen
Do you also dream of celebrating New Year in Greece? What about exploring Athens during the festive days between Christmas and New Year, while you practice speaking Greek, attending cultural life and making friends.