Places to visit in Athens
The Attica Zoological Park dates back to 2000 and currently houses nearly 300 different species of bird. It is one of the largest bird parks in the world and it can be found on the outskirts of Athens (near Spata). There are also other animals housed here and it is a great day out for all the family with a children’s play area and picnic area. The park is open all year round.
When you rent a car, Athens Greece is a great place for those who want to see more of the city’s historical attractions. These include the Panathenaic Stadium which can be found close to Ardittos Hill. This is in the Pangrati area of the city and was host to the 1896 Olympics, considered to be the first modern Olympics. The site was chosen as it was also the site of the city’s older stadium, constructed over 2000 years earlier. Those who visit this attraction can also catch the odd show as it still hosts some events and has seating for up to 80,000 people.
For other shows there is the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Moussikis in Greek). This can be found in the city’s Mavili Square region (near the American Embassy). The exterior of the building was constructed from marble and the interiors are equally as impressive. There are two concert halls here and some of the world’s top musical stars have performed in this venue. Tickets for these shows tend to sell very quickly so it is a good idea to book as far in advance as possible if there is something that you particularly want to see.
The Athens Riviera
When you rent a car, Athens Greece opens up a world of possibilities to you. You can explore the city at your leisure, plan your own holiday schedule and travel in comfort. Athens is a beautiful city and the long and varied history makes it one of the most influential cities in the western world. With a range of modern and historical attractions there is something for everyone so there is no reason to get bored.
A visit to the Athens coast areas is not to be missed. Take the Syngrou Avenue to the south and some of the best areas of the Athens Riviera, such as Piraiki coast, Paleo Faliro, Alimos marina, Glyfada, Voula, Kavouri, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Anavyssos and Cape Sounion.