From the minute you arrive in Attica, you cannot help but fall in love with it. Why? For a number of reasons… as many as Attica’s destinations! It is multidimensional and fascinating, and has something for everyone. Here, visitors of all ages, with different interests and travel preferences, find exactly what they seek from their holiday… and a lot more!
Culture (ancient and modern) and architecture that bear witness to the rich history of the place. The images of the Parthenon standing on the Holy Rock of the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion have “travelled” all around the world and are so familiar that they need no introduction. You can hardly find a cultural landscape that is richer and more mesmerising, with so many world heritage sites and museums that stand out worldwide, found all in one place. In Attica, getting in touch with culture, history and tradition is part of daily routine: cultural centres that host events and productions of international standards, festivals and celebrations that pay tribute to the rich local tradition, as well as architectural buildings of stunning beauty and elegance that “narrate” Attica’s age-long history.
Inspired gastronomy with produce of exceptional quality and flavours that indulge the taste palate, highlighting Attica’s rich culinary tradition. From ouzo bars and small tavernas with genuine Greek dishes to Michelin Star awarded gourmet restaurants, diversity of Attica’s gastronomic scene is impressive. Mediterranean diet and products with protected designation of origin (PDO) are mixed by inspired chefs, creating new gastronomic experiences and taste explosions in the mouth. In Attica wine has always played a leading role, with Attica’s vineyard – the oldest in Greece – producing the exceptional variety Savatiano and welcoming visitors in the modern wineries of Mesogeia region.
Stunning natural landscapes and outdoor activities for all, a stone’s throw away from Athens city centre. For those who love excursions to mountainous or seaside destinations, for relaxed walks with the whole family or to enjoy their favourite sport and outdoor activity, Attica will be their “heaven on earth”! Picnic and play in parks and forests, hiking, trekking and climbing, mountain biking and horse riding on the hills and nearby mountains of Attica, as well as endless swimming and water sports for everyone, along the wonderful indented coastline of the Attica Riviera. And all that, just a few kilometres from the centre of Athens! Destinations that are so easily accessible and welcoming to all, that you can hardly believe they are literally just outside a European capital!
Sailing, cruising and island hopping in the Saronic islands, immersing in images and experiences that are hard to forget. So close to Piraeus port and the awarded marinas along Attica’s coastline, and so unique, each with its own individual “colour”, Attica’s islands are love at first sight! Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Salamina, Spetses, Hydra, Kythera and Antikythera: little heavens with crystal clear waters, relaxed atmosphere, rich history, fascinating traditions, glorious architecture and extraordinary gastronomy. Cosmopolitan and enchanting, romantic and scenic, hospitable and authentic, Saronic islands, Kythera and Antikythera mesmerise and satisfy all visitors’ preferences.
Already on first acquaintance, Attica gives plenty of reasons to absolutely love it and come back, again and again. It is not one destination. It is many destinations in one. A modern European metropolis with stunning cultural wealth; incredible coastline with endless, majestic beaches; mountain forests of extraordinary natural beauty; plains with famous vineyards and visitable wineries; lush green, aristocratic suburbs and a port city that is Greece itself on a miniature scale; gorgeous picturesque and cosmopolitan islands, a stone’s throw away from the city; rich gastronomic scene, endless shopping, exciting nightlife and alternative tourism experiences for each and every traveller, any time of year. This is Attica, and you will love it for your own reasons!