Views of the Parthenon in Athens

Athens Vacations: The Ancient Capital

Welcome to Athens, a modern metropolis with a glorious past. From fancy restaurants and traditional tavernas, to magnificent museums and historical sites, you’ll find a blend of the new and the old almost everywhere you go. Crowning the city are the majestic, marbled columns of the Acropolis, reminding the world of its role as the birthplace of democracy and Western civilization. Whether you choose to explore its historic past, enjoy its vibrant nightlife, or soak in the charm of this Greek capital, Liberty Travel can customize a vacation with authentic experiences just for you.

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Athens at a Glance

Currency: Euro (€)

Tipping Customs: You could give 10-15% at restaurants, if service charge is not included

Language: Greek

Popular Drink: Ouzito – a cocktail made with Ouzo

Must Eat: Horiatiki Salata – a refreshing Greek salad

Power Up: Type C and F plug, 230 V


Weather: Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures. Always check local weather before you go.

Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year. May-August is peak season. September and October are also popular as it’s not too hot.

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Changing of the guard in Athens

Top Things to Do in Athens

Witness the Acropolis
Perched above the Greek capital, the Acropolis with its Parthenon temple is a reminder of the glory of ancient Athens... and a sight to behold.

Take a guided tour of the Acropolis Museum
This dazzling modern museum showcases ancient archaeological treasures unearthed on the Acropolis dating back to 5th century BC.

Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus
Dedicated to the Olympian god, this colossal temple at the center of Athens featured 104 majestic Corinthian columns of which 15 remain standing.

See the changing of the guards
An exciting and memorable experience, the changing of the Presidential Guards takes place in Syntagma Square daily.

Explore the Plaka Quarter
This historic area has a charming village ambience with narrow pedestrian streets, cheerful squares, and authentic cafés and tavernas.

Traditional Athenian food

Athens Vacation Packages: Experience Greece the Liberty Travel Way

Whether you’re looking to explore Athens like a local, or soak in its iconic sites like a tourist, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Athens vacation package crafted just for you.

When you book with us, you get:

  • Real People. More than a travel agent, your Athens consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
  • Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Athens for a truly personalized booking experience.
  • Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive Athens vacation packages, including our Journeys and CITYbreaks.
  • Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

We know Athens. Leave the planning to us.