Location & surrounding
Many of Athens’ attractions can be found atop its hills or tucked away down its side streets so break out your most comfortable shoes and get ready to explore on foot! Architectural gems are in good supply within the ancient city. The towering Acropolis, arguably the most significant ancient citadel in the Western world, is a must for any visitor. Filled with important temples like the Parthenon, no expense was spared in the acropolis’ construction over 2000 years ago – no wonder it still watches over Athens to this day. Walk in the footsteps of great philosophers like Socrates with a visit to the Agora, or head to Monastiraki Flea Market for a taste of modern Athenian life. For a splash of green, head to the National Gardens and soak up the peaceful ambience away from the hustle and bustle. If the call of the beach proves too strong, all you have to do is travel 10 miles south of the capital for the unspoilt sandy beaches, glistening mineral lakes and majestic mountains of the Athens Riviera. Don’t forget the nightlife though! The most buzzing bars and restaurants in the city are right on your doorstep - be sure to pay them a visit for an Ouzo or two at the end of the day.
The Cyclades’ worst-kept secret, Santorini deserves every ounce of praise thrown its way. Hailed by travel enthusiasts as the most picturesque of the Greek Islands, from its black-sand volcanic beaches to the cliff top seascapes and marvellous ancient ruins, you’ll find plenty to fill your Insta feed just a short distance away. The village of Kamari is equally easy on the eyes with its cerulean domes, Cycladic white buildings and views out to the cobalt seas from countless vantage points atop the meandering paths. What's more, with your hotel sat just a hop and a skip from Kamari Beach and the scenic views offered by Santorini caldera volcanic crater, you'll be in the perfect position for a relaxing break. With world-class restaurants, a vibrant yet sophisticated bar culture and tours aplenty ready to be booked, you’ll no doubt be booking a return visit by the time you get home!