Have you ever been to the land of Athena? Come join Ben and Deborah from the West Valley in Los Angeles on their tour of Athens. They will begin in front of the Parliament to see a unique show! Fifty two National Guardsman (in white uniforms) accompanied by a marching band, walk down the street. Ben and Deborah recommend the Grande Bretagne hotel as one of the most luxurious in Athens and they could see the show from their verandah. In addition, the National gardens are across the street at Syntagma square.
Impressive views of the Acropolis will be seen on top of a beautiful hill with the city of Athens, as a backdrop. Do you enjoy taking photos? Ben and Deborah say that this is definitely the spot to take pictures at the entrance to the Acropolis. The new Acropolis museum is housed on the grounds of the Acropolis and is one of the best museums in the world. In addition, The Hilton Hotel has an important monument called the Marathon man which is made of fiber glass and is located across from the hotel.
After visiting the above venues, will be a visit to Lycabettus hill, passing through the Kolani Square which is in the Soho area of Athens. It also has some of the best shopping stores of fashion designers. Then head to the Plaka. The best eatery is on the top of a hill, called the Csarda Taverna.
After spending more time in the Plaka, Ben and Deborah traveled to the outskirts of Athens towards cape Sounion along the coastline of Athens. Before reaching cape Sounion, there will be a stop at lake Vouliagmeni which stands 40 centimeters in elevation and its water maintains a constant 2.4 degree year-round Celsius temperature. Due to the healing properties in the water, the Athenians swim here all year round. The view from the temple is spectacular. “I love the views especially at sunset. I loved the dinner over-looking the blue waters of the Saronic gulf.” said Deborah.
Deborah and Ben from Los Angeles hope that you enjoyed their tour of Athens. Whether it was the city of Athens, the national gardens, Syntagma square, Acropolis, the new Acropolis museum, Marathon man, Lycabettus hill, Plaka, lake Vouliagmeni, and cape Sounion to name a few; you will come back for more!