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Romantic getaway in Athens

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Romance is in the eyes of the beholder, and even the simplest things become romantic if you’re in the right frame of mind. There will be various opportunities for romance during your stay in Athens. View the magical sunset at Cape Sounion, discover small treasures at the Flea Market, enjoy the nature at Parnitha, admire the view from Lycabettus hill, feel the remarkable energy on top of the Acropolis, enjoy a wonderful spa experience, or a day at the beach. The choices are endless, as long as you are accompanied by the right person. Enjoy a romantic getaway, while exploring unique places in Athens.

Visit the Cultural Park

The Cultural Park is a 25,000 square meter area in the Mesogeia region of Athens and is a place of interest for visitors of all ages. Art workshops, beads’ selling shops, handmade jewelry displays for children are the most attractive acts. Visitors can learn about Greek folklore and culture or just enjoy the natural surroundings. The Museum of Greek Ethnography is widely visited by tourists from all over the world as well as by students from various universities. There is a section dedicated to lessons from old fashioned trades, and the exhibits include old olive presses, placed in natural surroundings, amongst olive groves and vineyards. Special tours for children contain ponies and donkeys, retro bicycles and even a small train. Children love to plant herbs and aromatic plants, take care of the animals, learn how to cook and treasure hunt, in the specially planned activities.

Stroll the Diomidous Botanical Garden

The Diomides Botanical Garden in Athens is located in the neighborhood of Haidari, on the road to Eleusis, and covers an expanse of 1.86 hectares with more than 3.500 different species of plants from all over the world, including the oldest natural pine woods of Attica. The medicinal plants section has many herbs, well known for their pharmaceutical properties, such as thyme, luisa, passiflora, and lavender. The Garden, the largest of its kind in Greece, contains sections of great interest and beauty. Example of such section is the historical plants, many of which are mentioned in ancient Greek mythology. The greenhouses are filled with cacti, other succulent plants, and rainforest species which need special conditions to develop. The Botanical Garden is an institute of public benefit and endowment of the Capodistrian University of Athens. It is used by the Agricultural University of Athens and Biological section of the Capodistrian University of Athens for studying plants. Ideal for a walk amongst unique plants, for nature loving couples.

Enjoy a long walk at The National Garden of Athens

The National Garden of Athens was designed in 1836 by the German architect Friedrich von Gaertner. It was initially an idea of Queen Amalia, who reigned during that period. It was named Royal Garden until 1974. The Garden extends from Amalias’ Avenue to Irodou Attikou, where the Royal Palace used to be situated and from Vasilissis Sofias Avenue to the Zappion. The garden has a variety of plants and trees, some ancient remains, statues of famous poets and politicians, a sundial, ponds with ducks and fish, a small zoo, several gazebos and secluded romantic corners. The Athenians enjoy walking in the quiet, cool Garden, which is open from sunrise to sunset. Children can play in a specially designed playground with swings and seesaws, and adults can enjoy a coffee or a light lunch at the coffee shop. The National Garden is in walking distance. All you have to do is ask our staff for directions.

Enjoy The Acropolis breathtaking view

The Acropolis is considered the emblem of the city of Athens. It is consisted by a complex of temples built on a high rock structure, symbol of the Golden Age of Pericles. The Parthenon, which is still appreciated as sacred ground and a magnificent example of ancient Greek architecture and geometry, is dedicated to the goddess of wisdom, Athena. The Acropolis and the temples of the ancient gods were transformed into Christian churches, used as a fortress by the Turks. In the 19th century, a large part of the Parthenon sculptures was taken to Great Britain where they still remain. Bearing a great cultural heritage, the sacred rock remains the most outstanding historic site in Athens and visitors are always impressed by the timeless beauty of this monument.

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