Saronikos gulf is one of the most important seas in Greece. First of all it is the sea where not only Classical Athens but also Corinth established their reigns…. And history does not stop here. Elefsis, Aigina, Salamis and modern Hydra, Spetses, Poros are located in Saronikos.
Monastiraki. Named after the church of 11th century that is still there, one of the hotspots of Athens. Today every newbie in Athens gets his first step there, at the paved square. Also, the view from A-for-Athens terrace is another famous spot of the city.
So, what else you can do there?
Enjoy an A for Athens drink-view- experience
Experience your bargains talent with local merchants. How good are you?
Explore local street-fruit
Explore Mosque- today a museum
Get lost at Plaka following Pandrosou or Psirri area
Amazing Bargain Tips
Outside the station there is Athens Flea Market. It may seem a bit primitive as a western market, looks maybe even “arabic” style (like the coffee) but don’t forget: please don’t be rude with people there and dont show over-confident. Nobody likes to be behaved with arrogance, especially people who work all day…. Enjoy your bargain walk in Athens.
Also take advantage of the fact that fruits there is fresh, so dont be hesitant to try.
Most important: Be careful of people who are too “warm” to help you….. There are many bad incidents that took place.
Well, which is the best period to visit Athens? Actually Athens is an all-year destination, the weather is fine always except rare occasions during the winter! Bad weather conditions for Athens and Greece of course cannot be compared with what happens in the rest of the world, it’s much more mild.
You can visit Athens in August, when most of the Athenians are in Greek islands for holidays, and is empty and you can really enjoy city’s choices. Also before Christmas in November you can arrange your company’s meeting in Athens, in one of the top city hotels. A big event only for Plaka is Orthodox Easter, which it maybe be combined with the Catholic Easter vacations. A special Plaka period is also during Apocrea celebrations in February.
Athens by night is a famous quote across the Mediterranean. When we talk about entertainment, Athens is the epicenter of the quality of nightlife. Lights, music, drinks and….. respect. What about today? Plaka was “silenced” as a nightlife area and became a shopping and food destination mostly. Where can someone enjoy a drink or a night out?
More or less, Attica is known for Athens and Acropolis, maybe Marathon as well. But Athens is surrounded by mountains, that have their own history and natural environment, offering some really interesting options for someone to visit.