Athens from Above – A Destination Discovery by Hotel King George

By Journey to Greece on November 26, 2015

Say “Athens” and people will say “The Acropolis”.  Of course you should not leave Athens without having visited the Acropolis with its splendid Parthenon, Erechteion, Propylaea etc. However, this destination has much more to offer.

The Ancient and the Roman Agora, Plaka, the romantic Anafiotika area, the Panathenaic Stadium, Lykavittos and Philopappou Hill, various museums, Psirri, Gazi and Monastiraki area.

Syntagma square by night with view to the Hotel King George and Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens - Athens from Above

Kallimarmaron or Panathenaic Stadium - Athens from Above tour Hotel King George

First time visitors to Athens stand in between the remnants of the old and the new world between the gods and the narrow streets of Plaka, between the ancient art and the green covered terraces. Returning visitors enjoy all of both worlds, as do the Athenians themselves. Athens has a lot to offer and even more to enjoy.

Agia Marina, Athens

Marine of Aegina Island

THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE CONCEPT OF DEMOCRACY

It is hard to imagine that the concept of democracy was born 2.500 years ago at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens. The initiation of Democracy took place on one of the seven hills of Athens, the hill of Pnyx. This first validation of the democratic procedure has evolved into present Democracy as we now know it.

The ancient hill of Pnyx - Athens from Above - Hotel King George Athens

The natural beauty of mount Hymettus is extraordinary while it has a unique biodiversity which is amazingly rich despite the mountain’s proximity to the city of Athens. Many walking trails start from here, for example Kalopoula trail, and run into the forest. The mountain flora includes over 600 plants. A walk up this mountain provides panoramic views of the city.

Moni Asteriou on Mount Hymettus - Athens from Above Hotel King George

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