The ancient city of Athens in Greece
has been inhabited for over 7,000 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world
. The nation’s greatest monuments
are located right here in the capital of Greece. The city’s greatest glory was during the 4th and 5th centuries BC, when most of its famous buildings were constructed. Today many building and artifacts still survive. Athens boasts a wide range of ancient archaeological sites; from Acropolis and the Parthenon to the Temple of Olympian Zeus
, tourists will have no shortage of attractions to see on their vacation. Rent holiday lodging directly from owners of vacation homes, apartment rentals and villa rentals in Athens, Greece.
Athens is located in the region of Attica
and extends to the peninsula that connects to Central Greece. It is surrounded by mountains to the north and east, and to the south is the Libyan Sea. The climate is one of the best in Europe
, with mild winters and very hot summers. With the sun shining all year round, it is absolutely ideal for tourism. Owner Direct vacation rentals can connect owners of holiday accommodations, villa rentals, condo rentals and apartment rentals with travelers looking for a vacation accommodation, villa rental or apartment rental.
The sights of Athens’ city center are closely packed, and often the best way of getting around is on foot. The metro system is most useful for crossing the city, getting to the port of Piraeus and to the airport. From Athens you can also get to most places in Greece: by air, train, boat or bus. To get a good view over the city of Athens, climb the Lykavittos hill (you can also go by cable car). From the hilltop, tourists can see the Acropolis with the sea in background which is absolutely breathtaking.
Find an accommodation, apartment rental, villa rental, vacation rental, or condo rental through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals in Athens, Greece. There are several beaches
at Athens Riviera, the most popular ones being Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Nea Makri, Crysi Akti (Golden Coast), Lagonisi, Kavouri and Alimos. Most of Athens beaches are controlled and you have to pay a small entrance fee; this helps to keep them clean since they receive millions of visitors every summer.
The nightlife in Athens is exciting
, and includes jazz bars, discos, and native bouzoukia clubs. In almost every square of the Athenian suburbs there are cafeterias and bars that become music bars with professional DJ's at night. Search for accommodations, villas, villa rentals or a vacation rental in Last Minute Deals.