It’s time to choose the destination for your upcoming holidays. You know what you want: to relax and experience authentic moments, with comfort and safety, in a beautiful place, easily accessible, with wonderful weather, stunning landscapes and remarkable culture. There is a place that combines all the above, and a lot more: Prepare for the dreamiest holidays of your life, in Attica! In summer or winter, in autumn or springtime, you are invited to Attica to discover everything that makes this region special and unique!
Access to Attica is easy, with countless flight and ferry connections, ensured by the biggest airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Athens International Airport – ΑΙΑ www.aia.gr/) and the greatest port (Piraeus port www.olp.gr/en/) of the country. Attica’s excellent road networks and convenient public transportation, such as the state-of-the-art and fully accessible subway (metro), tram etc. will take you from one place to the other in no time, with safety and comfort.
Here, the weather is absolutely wonderful and the climate is ideal throughout the year! In Attica, you will not have to spend a fortune in order to enjoy the unique experiences and memorable moments that you wish for! Accommodation, dining, entertainment and activities of any kind are extremely affordable and there are countless options for literally all travel budgets.
Gracious accommodations with comfort, modern facilities and exclusive services
Attica offers a multitude of accommodation options, in urban areas, seaside resorts and nearby islands. Along the Attica Riviera and the entire coastline, you will stay in hotels by the sea, which offer excellent state-of-the-art facilities, specialised and exclusive services, easy access and warm hospitality. Here you will have the ultimate wellness experience, with spa, massage, body treatment, relaxation and rejuvenating swimming in the indoor and outdoor pools, sunbathing on stunning sandy beaches, in the company of your summer book and your favourite music.
A panorama of ancient and modern culture
Just around the corner from your hotel, the treasures of ancient Greek culture are expecting you: world heritage monuments, archaeological sites and impressive museums. Here you will marvel at the Parthenon on the Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion, the archaeological site of Eleusis and the Temple of Aphaia in the island of Aegina. At the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum you will gaze at the exhibits in awe, and at the numerous museums all around Attica you will get acquainted with the arts, the folklore tradition, the sciences, the natural history and all aspects of the region’s ancient and modern life.
At the “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation Cultural Centre, a true jewel not far from the centre of Athens, you will be amazed by the state-of-the-art facilities of the Greek National Opera and the National Library of Greece, as well as the awarded, beautiful park that surrounds the breathtaking building. Join in the festivals of ancient Greek drama, traditional or modern music and dance, cinema, gastronomy etc., and don’t miss the fairs and local celebrations that take place all around the year. The truly authentic moments you will experience will bring you closer to the rich culture and beautiful traditions of this place.
Take a tour through the traces of culture, at the Byzantine monasteries and churches, along the beautiful cobbled alleys and old neighbourhoods of Attica with the stunning architecture, in old marketplaces and bazaars. Each and every corner of the region will take you on a magical journey through time and will introduce you to a culture that is both unique and awe-inspiring!
Activities for all preferences
Every season of the year, there are places to visit and things to do and see in Attica that you wouldn’t believe! Choices for recreation, leisure and outdoor activities are countless. Go for a delightful stroll in one of Attica’s parks and groves, along the sandy beaches and promenades of the islands, or on breathtakingly beautiful paths in lush forests. Swim in crystal blue waters and in organised, fully accessible beaches with golden sand or in the thermal waters of the beautiful Vouliagmeni Lake. If you are into sports, you may want to play golf in impressive natural landscapes, and for those who love to wring the most out of a new destination, a wonderful cruise around the Saronic islands will give you the best of both worlds when it comes to sightseeing and relaxing in comfort: ultimate leisure, unique experiences and stunningly beautiful sceneries that will be hard to forget, in the breathtaking little jewels of Attica. Visit Poros, Aegina, Agistri, Salamina, Spetses, Hydra and Kythera on a sailboat and let yourselves be pampered by the experienced crew, the warm touch of the sun and the blue magic of the sea.
Gastronomic delights that are good for you
Mediterranean diet, with fresh produce and top-quality ingredients, but above all exceptional flavours: these are the components of gastronomy in Attica. Here you will savour the wholesome extra virgin olive oil at its purest form, the best quality honey and Attica’s delicious “superfood”, the Aegina fistiki (pistachio)! Try the tasteful local wine varieties at the visitable wineries around Attica and you will immediately realise why “wine gladdens the heart of man”. In the village squares and the narrow cobblestone alleys of Attica’s islands you will sit at traditional coffee shops, slowly sipping the aromatic Greek coffee that pairs beautifully with the famous, addictive almond sweets (amygdalota). At the seaside tavernas, indulge in the freshest and most delicious fish and seafood, Greek salad with local organic vegetables, bread baked in the wood oven and real Greek yoghurt topped with spoon sweets for dessert. In Attica, gastronomy is all about flavour and longevity.
Safety and security, quality of life, friendly and hospitable people
From the very first moment you arrive in Attica, you will feel the security and carefreeness you expect from your holiday destination. Here, life is easy–going and relaxed. Even in buzzing Athens, you will feel as if you were in a Greek island, as you stroll along the narrow paved streets in Plaka, the astonishing “neighbourhood of Gods” with the extraordinary architecture and the colourful house gardens. At the tourist resorts, you will enjoy the care, attention and high–end exclusive services offered by tourism professionals; in the Saronic islands you will meet extraordinary, warm people who will always greet you with a smile. Here, you will realise the true meaning of the Greek word “philoxenia” (hospitality), which literally translates to “friend to strangers”, when you come across a family celebration and you instantly get invited to join in, when a passer-by offers to help you, the minute you need directions or information. In Attica, people’s generosity and care will absolutely astonish you and make you feel at home.
Attica knows the recipe and has all the ingredients for the most enjoyable and rejuvenating holidays of your life: sun and sea, culture and genuine experiences, relaxation and carefreeness, comfort and safety, top-quality services and warm smiles. Just let yourself go and accept the gifts that this magical place will generously offer you!