Athens is one of the oldest and most historically significant cities in the world. With some of the most notable architecture in the world, a three and a half thousand year recorded history, a nightlife, restaurant variety and art collection to rival any city in the world, Athens in a great holiday destination for any traveller.
Try visiting some of the ancient city centres such as the Acropolis, the Agora market, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Theatre of Dionysos.
Popular museums include the New Acropolis Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Benaki Museum.
Getting to Athens can be easy and inexpensive, as long as you spend the extra time to find a cheap flight yourself. Flying to Athens from another city in Europe, the cheapest flights are often on the discount airlines.
Athens is also accessible by ferry. Regular departures from multiple destinations in Italy, including Brindisi, Ancona, and Bari. You can bring your car on the ferry for an extra cost.
In addition to the ferry, there are trains running from points all around Europe to Athens daily, although the train is not always faster than the bus depending on the city of departure.
In May, 2010, Athens International Airport (airport code ATH) served over 1.3 million passengers, including over 867,000 international passengers and almost 480,000 domestic passengers.
In that same month, 16,576 flights departed Athens International Airport, including 7,812 domestic flights and 8,764 international flights.
In 2008, almost 16.5 million passengers travelled through Athens International Airport, travelling to hubs all around Europe. The most popular charter flights out of Athens International Airport go to France, Spain, and Cyprus.
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