Visitors will find themselves immediately immersed in ancient history during a stay in the Grecian capital of Athens. Continuously inhabited for some 5,000 years, Athens became during its classical period one of the world’s greatest centres of learning and culture. Some of the great architectural masterpieces from these ancient times define the city’s landscape and can be viewed from the top of Mount Lycabettus.

Start your day at a café near Syntagma Square, a beautifully adorned central square in Athens that is conveniently located to many of the cities attractions. You will feel like you are turning the pages of a history book as you visit the famous Greek ruins one by one. Admire the mighty Parthenon within the Acropolis and imagine the labour and ingenuity it took to build these structures that have withstood the test of time. Feel awed by the Temple of Hephaestus, built in 415 BC and still stands almost fully intact.  A trip to the National Archaeological Museum is a must for an in-depth education on the beginnings of western civilization. Just by strolling the streets of Athens you will find a number of Roman and Byzantine monuments and historical churches. For a leisurely afternoon, head over to the flea market neighbourhood of Monastiraki where you can find dozens of souvenir and specialty shops, perfect for buying gifts and tokens of your trip. Don’t forget to dine on authentic Greek specialities like moussaka, dolmades and souvlaki and wash it down with a chilled glass of ouzo. For those wishing to explore the world-famous Greek Islands, including Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes, dozens of ferries depart from Pireaus, the port serving Athens.

Athens’ has all you need for an amazing and inspiring holiday, but don’t let long taxi queues and costly prices dampen your visit. By booking your online airport tranfers with hoppa you will be sure that once you land at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport the holiday of a lifetime will begin on a high note. We have a wide variety of transport options in Athens including private cars, shuttle buses and limousines - for every taste and budget.