The birthplace of democracy and the cradle of Western civilization are often said to have been the Greek capital Athens. This city was home to the great Greek philosophers, writers, and politicians on whose thoughts many Western thinking is based. This rich cultural heritage can still be felt in modern Athens, with its marvellous ancient Greek, Greek-Roman and Neoclassical architecture paired with modern buildings. The city of the goddess Athena, whose temple sits in the Acropolis that looks over the entire city, draws millions of visitors each year with its historic charm. The Acropolis of Athens is a classic symbol of the influence of the ancient Greek civilization – set atop its hill, the Parthenon is visible from most parts of the city. Chances are, if you step out onto the balcony of your Athens holiday rental, you'll catch a glimpse of it.
Everything's on Hand in Attica & Athens Holiday Apartments
But this most famous site is far from the only thing to see in Athens. From your Athens holiday rental, you can easily reach a variety of museums with some of the finest collections of Greek-Roman artefacts in the world. For sports enthusiasts, the birthplace of the Olympic Games offers plenty of entertainment, with opportunities for cycling, sailing, swimming, yachting, horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. Athens sits in the Attica basin, and in the Attica area one can also find many interesting historical sites as well as fine Athens holiday apartments, to provide the perfect accommodation for your Athens holiday. Also located in Attica is the city of Marathon, site of the Battle of Marathon and the subsequent first running of a marathon. Try your own hand at running, then regain your strength with a nice long nap in your Athens holiday rental. Explore more of Greece and book holiday accommodation on the islands of Crete and Cos.