Our next dealer destination brings us to the historically rich city of Athens, Greece where we will explore ancient ruins and dine on Mediterranean culinary classics.
Athens retains more than 3,400 years of history within its city limits. It became the capital city of Greece after the Greek War of Independence in 1834 and was home of two great philosophical minds, Socrates and Plato. Historians often refer to this ancient city as the “Birthplace of Democracy.”
Athens is famed as the host of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896 and then again for the 2004 Summer Olympics. The modern day Olympic Games were revived by Frenchman, Pierre de Coubertin in 1896.
While you’re in the city you’ll enjoy a wide variety of architecture, the buildings are designed in Greco-Roman, Neo-Classical and Modern styles.
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The Ancient Agora
The Ancient Agora was at one time the center of life for Socrates and Plato. A visit here allows for the experience of 5 millenniums of culture including beautiful temple ruins and concert halls.
The Acropolis literally means “The High City.” As you and your friends and/or family trek to the top you will pass by the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and the Partheon and many more historical gems offered by the city.
If you love classic movies and open air theatres, you will absolutely love Thiseion Cinema! The open-air theater is located within a Grecian walled-garden, creating the ultimate film lovers experience. They are known for their classic Hollywood films that are subtitled in Greek rather than dubbed.
The National Garden of Athens was designed by the first queen of Greece. To celebrate the collapse of the Grecian monarchy, the government renamed the garden in 1974. The garden creates the picture perfect afternoon complete with a duck pond, small zoo, botanical gardens, small café as well as a children’s library and playground.
After a day of exploring, you are sure to workup an appetite! So, why not dine at the oldest restaurant in Greece? Ideal has been feeding local Athenians traditional Greek cuisine for more than 80 years!
We hope you have a great time exploring the ancient city of Athens! Remember to send us photos of your Grecian adventures!