City Breaks in Athens


The capital of Greece enjoys excellent weather and many exciting tourist’s attractions and activities are located nearby, including ancient sites such as the Acropolis and Parthenon. There are many guided tours which will allow visitors to see the wonders of modern and ancient Greece, and there are also lots of family amenities such as theme parks, the 2004 Olympic Games site and exciting water parks nearby. Whether you’re looking for a package holiday deal in the sun or a romantic city break for two, a trip to Athens is the perfect way to relax. With many low cost airlines running routes from the UK’s most popular regional airports, travel to Athens is now amongst the cheapest it’s ever been.

To get the best deals on city breaks in Athens, exploring last minute offers is a great option, which can save travellers hundreds of pounds. From all inclusive holiday packages in luxury 5* hotels to bargain stays in cheap bed and breakfasts, Athens has lots of diversity for all visitors. If you’re struggling to take the time off work for a long holiday, or your budget won’t stretch that far, then a long weekend in Athens is a great solution. With a wide number of offers available online from low cost travel agents, it’s never been more affordable to take a city break in the sun. Widely regarded as one of the best tourist locations in Europe, Athens is the perfect destination to relax and take advantage of a short break.

What to do on a city break in Athens

Athens has much to offer visitors, whether you’re interested in history and architecture, are fuelled by adrenaline or simply want to keep the children entertained. Prices in Athens, as in the rest of Greece, are generally very cheap compared to the UK, particularly on dining out, food, alcohol, tobacco products and clothing. Eating out in restaurants in Greece is amongst the cheapest in Europe, and many visitors choose to take advantage of this low cost dining by savouring the region’s popular Mezze dishes. No meal would be complete without sampling Athens’ famous local wines and spirits, and measures are generally cheaper and much larger than in the UK so it’s best to keep this in mind if you want to avoid headaches!

Greek society is very family orientated and children are made to feel incredibly welcome at all attractions and especially in cafés and restaurants. Children are usually encouraged to order a small portion off the regular menu, although most people are happy to adapt recipes and dishes in order to suit the tastes of kids. Vegetarians and vegans are generally well catered for in Athens, although it’s always best to specify your dietary needs when ordering. This is also true for those who have allergies or food intolerances as not all ingredients are listed on menus, and seasonal adaptations are sometimes made to dishes.