Athens, Greece, has been the heart of Greek life and culture for some 4,000 years. Any visitor should try to gain an appreciation of the city’s timeless contributions to modern society born here, as well as some of the more contemporary aspects of this important city.
Start your day with breakfast pastries at one of the many street-side bakeries strewn throughout central Athens. It’s generally easy to find one close to your hotel, and coffee and a few bites will only set you back about $7.
Next, get walking. You can explore central Athens in a day, taking in sites like the Acropolis, with the famous Parthenon, a must-see for any visitor. Depending on the time of year you visit, you’ll pay about $6 to $12 to enter the site. Tack on a visit to the Acropolis museum, free in the offseason and only $1 in summer.
Grab lunch at any number of worthwhile cafes below the Acropolis, where you should do as the Greeks do: Order several small, sharing plates, some wine and linger awhile. You’ll plunk down about $20 per person or so, depending on where you eat.
Walk through the vibrant Plaka neighborhood, where shops sell souvenirs, art and clothing. If you have time, visit the National Archaeological Museum for about $3 in the off season and $7 during peak times. And last, you’ve got about $60 left for dinner, which will go far in Athens.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
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