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Return Airfares from Adelaide to Athens
|Travel dates:||16 Jan 18 to 31 Mar 18|
|Sale end date:||14 Nov 2017|
Cost is subject to class availability and exchange rate, may change without prior notice.
Travel Dates: 16 Jan 18 to 31 Mar 18
Sale End Date: 14 Nov 2017
Travel Class: Economy
Talk to the people of Athens and you’ll hear one phrase repeated again and again: Athens is not what it used to be. And they’re right; it’s better.
Greece is synonymous with the Olympic Games and fittingly, it was the Olympics which revived Athens’ fortunes. When the city failed in its bid to host the 1996 Centennial Games, the authorities developed ambitious plans to haul Athens into the 21st century. These plans ensured the city was awarded the 2004 Olympics, and the looming deadline fast-tracked projects that had previously never made it past the discussion stage. Developments included major expansion of the road and metro network, and the construction of a new international airport.
The legendary city, capital of Greece since 1834 and the cradle of Ancient Greek civilisation, is now one of the most civilised societies in Europe. Once known as much for its faults as its assets, Athens is today a pedestrian’s paradise full of art, antiquities, music and entertainment. Museums and galleries have been carefully renovated and air-conditioned, the streets are clean, and five million Athenians – 40% of the Greek population – have reason, once more, to be proud of their city.
Athens has no end of attractions, but the majority of the tourist trail is confined to a small area surrounding the city’s landmark UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Acropolis. This ‘sacred rock’ towers above the charming historic districts of Plaka. Thision, Psiri and Monastiraki, which feature restored 19th century neoclassical homes, pedestrianised streets and picturesque ruins from the city's Roman era.
Start your tour at Syntagma Square, dominated by the neo-classic Old Palace, the seat of the Hellenic Parliament flanked by King George II Palace on one side, and the National Gardens on the other. A short distance south is the Zappeion Exhibition Hall, an archetypal example of Greek public architecture.
Less than a kilometre west is the South Slope of the Acropolis, the location of many Ancient Greek monuments and sanctuaries and an area of great historical and archaeological significance. Finally, make your way up to the flat top of the Acropolis where you’ll witness Greece’s most iconic structure, the Parthenon. This temple, dedicated to the Greek Goddess Athena who gave her name to the city, was built around 2,500 years ago and dominates the city skyline.
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