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Aegina Nightlife

Aegina by night

Aegina is a popular destination for athenians, looking to spend their weekend in a nearby island. Being only 35 minutes away from Peiraus, it attracts a large number of athenians every weekend.
Aegina is mostly considered a family place. There are not that many bars and night clubs, and if you are a party animal you will be better off going to paros, mykonos and other such islands. There however are many taverns and bar/restaurants all over the island, that will accomodate anyone else.

Region: Attica

Place: aegean sea, Aegina, Argo Saronic Gulf, athens, attiki, greek islands, saronic islands

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Beach, Clubbing, Diving, Festivals and culture, Fishing, Scuba diving and snorkeling, Sea resorts, Sea sports

Travel to Aegina

Flying Dolphin to Aegina

Aegina is a small island a few miles south of Peiraus. The easiest way to get to aegina is by boat from the port of peiraus.

There are daily depertures of Flying Dolphins (hydrofoil ferries) for Aegina. With these very fast ferries, the trip to aegina lasts about 35 minutes. You cannot take your car or motorbike with you though. Use regular ferries if you want to take your car with you. Regular ferries cost less, but the trip lasts about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Region: Attica

Place: aegean sea, Aegina, Argo Saronic Gulf, athens, attiki, greek islands

You will find here: Beach, Clubbing, Diving, Festivals and culture, Scuba diving and snorkeling, Sea resorts, Sea sports

The Athens International Airport

The Athens International Airport, which is also known as "Elefthérios Venizélos" (famous Greek politician) began operation on 29 March 2001. It is the airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. The airport is the major hub and base for Olympic Air, as well as Aegean Airlines. The airport serves more than 16 million travellers annually.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, attika, Spata

The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum

The National Gallery was built in 1900 and is the most important institution about the history of Greek and Western european art in our country. In 1954, under the management of Marinos Kaligas, the gallery merged with Alexander Soutsou's legacy and has since been known as, "The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum". Since the building's completion the institute is situated on the corner of Vasileos Alexandrou and Mihalakopoulou in the heart of Athens.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, attika

You will find here: Festivals and culture, Museums

Plaka

The name Plaka stems from Arvanitika "Pliak Athena", meaning "Old Athens". Plaka has many archaeological sites of great importance. The first that will draw a visitor's attention is the famous Temple of the Winds is part of the ancient Roman Agora. It initially was a meteorological station from the first century built by the Syrian Astronomer Andronikos Kyrrhestes. The freize which represents the winds and their personalities is the most interesting part of the building and visitors must undoubtedly have a closer look.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, Monastiraki, Monument of Lysikrates, plaka, Roman Agora, Temple of the Winds, The Mosque

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Byzantine monuments, Medieval monuments, Religious Tourism

Μy Plaka

Plaka is one of the most and beautiful and picturesque areas of Athens. It is a part of the ancient town bellow the Acropolis.

It mainly comprises of narrow streets and old houses. People that visited it in the past may say that it was packed with cheap tavernas and loud night clubs full of drunk tourists, but in recent years it has had a face lift. The restaurants and tavernas are a lot nicer and the clubs are replaced by trendy and cute bars that attract tourists and locals alike.

In the day there are many shops, street artists, flower sellers and cafes for fun walks.

Region: Attica

Place: acropolis, athens, attika, Monastiraki, plaka, Syntagma

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Shopping

Athens Museums

The following list consists of Athens Museums and Archaeological Sites that any visitor of Athens must visit.

The Acropolis:

* opening hours: Summer 8:00 - 19:30
* opening hours: Winter 8:30 - 15:00
* admission 12 euros

The Acropolis Museum:

* Closed on Mondays
* opening hours: 8:00 - 20:00
* admission 1 euro

The Ancient Agora:

* opening hours: Summer 08:30 - 19:30 (Mondays 11:00 - 19:30)
* opening hours Winter: 8:00 - 15:00
* admission 4 euros

Benaki Museum:

* closed on Tuesdays

Region: Attica

Place: acropolis, athens, athina, attika, greece

You will find here: Museums

Travel to Athens

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Athens, the capital of greece can be accessed by boat as well as by air transportation.Both the port and the airport can be accessed by bus, train/suburban railroad or even taxi hire.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, center of athens, city of athens, Eleytherios Venizelos Airport, pireaus

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Festivals and culture, Museums, Sea resorts

Restaurants in Athens

Athinaikon Restaurant in Athens

In Athens, guests can choose to eat in a different way for every single day of their stay since numerous gourmet spots will satisfy their appetite. One can indulge in the traditional Greek cuisine of taverns and Mediterranean style restaurants. Moreover, those who prefer international or exotic gastronomy can choose from a wide variety of international cuisine restaurants. The price ranges vary, however, quality and hospitality remain above average. Finally, another significant factor adding to the appeal of a Greek restaurant would be the area of its location.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, center of athens, city of athens, peireaus, plaka, psirri, thiseon

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Beach, Byzantine monuments, Clubbing, Festivals and culture, Medieval monuments, Museums, Sea resorts

Accommodation in Athens

Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens

In Athens one can find a full range of hotels and alternative accommodation options. The city offers a variety of solutions in terms of accommodation according to ones personal style and budget. On the one hand, luxurious hotels can be found in the centre, where one can benefit from the vast diversity of activities that it offers. On the other hand, low budgeted alternatives such as youth hostels or even family hotels, can satisfy a visitor to the most.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, center of athens, city of athens, peireaus, plaka, psirri, thiseon

Travel to Patra

Rio-Antirio bridge outside Patras

To get to Patras by airplane, you can travel to Athens international Aiport (Eleftherios Venizelos).From there you can travel to Patras by train, or by bus from the kifissos station. Alternatively, you can travel to Patras by ferry from Italy (Ancona, Venice, Bari, Brindisi) or from the Ionian Islands.
The Rio-Antirio bridge is located just 5 km from patras, connecting patras with central and northern greece while the greek national road 9 passes through patras, connecting athens with the west peloponnese.

Region: Peloponnese

Place: achaia, aigion, antirio, araxos airport, athens, eleftherios venizelos airport, italy, patrae, patras, rio, west greece

Travel to Greece facts

- 15 International Airports
- 51 marinas
- 227 inhabited islands ( out of 6000 greek islands)
- 430 beaches awarded with the blue flag.
- 9,111 hotels with 693,252 rooms:

  • 176 5-star hotels
  • 994 4-star hotels
  • 1804 3-star hotels
  • 4460 2-star hotels
  • 1677 1-star hotels

- 752 spas.
- 17 Monuments of Cultural Heritage according to the UNESCO catalogue.
- 124 Museums

Plan a trip now

Elounda, Crete

- : Autumn is the ideal season to visit Elounda. Elounda hotels and apartments are open untill mid-october and the whole experience is so much better after the summer...
- : Airplane to Heraklion Airport and bus to Aghios Nikolaos.
- : The airplane tickets cost depends on your departure site, the cost from Athens airport ranges from 60 to 140 Euros. The cost of the bus to Aghios Nikolaos is less than 10 euros and the bus from Aghios nikolaos to Elounda is less than 5 euros.
- : Choose a cosy little apartment over a large hotel.
- : ranging from 40 to 100 euros for two people per night.

Travel around Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. With more than 6,000 islands and the heritage of ancient Greece, the Roman and the Byzantine Empires it is a major tourist destination, with more than 15 million visitors every year. A travel to greece is more than purchasing a ticket and a hotel room though. Get on board with travelaround.gr and lets explore greece together.