Flights Lyon - Athens
From Sep 25, 2021
to Oct 2, 2021
Athens, a rich and powerful civilization
Destination renowned for its ancient past and historical monuments, is also an enchanting, intriguing city – with lots to do both during the day and at night.
There are plenty of interesting sites, including the ruins of the Acropolis, the Agora, the Parthenon and many museums.
Remember to climb to the summit of Mount Lycabettis to admire the lights of the Greek capital, considered to be the birthplace of democracy.
Useful information about Athens
30 - 33 °F
Lose yourself in the mysterious city
The Greek capital is full of secrets, unveiling its treasures to those who know how to handle its rebellious spirit. Having made your way through the maze of streets in the Pláka Quarter, stroll through the wonderful Monastiraki Bazaar to experience the city's oriental spirit before enjoying a drink outside the taverna on Exarchia Square, in the Latin Quarter.
Buy an arts pass
Opera, dance, theatre... Every summer, residents of the city of Sophocles gather at the ancient Peloponnese site for a massive cultural celebration, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. This huge event celebrates great Greek classics.
Watch the changing of the guard
The official changing of the guard ceremony is not exclusive to London. As slow as it is complex, the movement of the Evzones, soldiers of the presidential guard, dressed in full regalia, takes place hourly in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek parliament building.
Explore the cradle of civilisation
Opened in summer 2009, the new Athens Acropolis Museum, located at the foot of the famous hill, dedicates 25,000 m2 to the auspicious history of one of the world's greatest civilisations. A great insight before embarking on a tour of the city's many ancient ruins.
Savour a taste of sunshine
Moussaka, souvlaki, tzatziki… all washed down with a glass of ouzo. One of Athens' most unique attractions is the diversity of its cuisine. You can find beautiful ingredients in the city's central market. Recommended eatery: Zorbas Taverna, an authentic small taverna in Pláka.