Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also the heart of Ancient Greece, of a powerful civilization and a great empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple, the Old Temple of Athena, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, the well-known Caryatids and many more.
Upon hearing the word Athens the human mind travels to these monuments, which after so many thousands of years, they still stand proudly, reminding us of the greatness of the ancient Greek people. You would struggle to name a more iconic sight in any part of the world.
Even though these buildings are perched on top of a rocky outcrop for 2,500 years and they’ve now been absorbed into a sprawling modern metropolis, you will still be dazzled by their greatness. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more objects from ancient times of Greece.
The Athens riviera is an important destination which you can visit with one of our cars. Another must-visit area of Athens is Monastiraki, which is one of the oldest and busiest areas of the capital, packed with rooftop bars, ancient sights, and huge markets.
Moreover, you could swim on sandy beaches, relax by the pool at a seaside resort, enjoy the local specialties at a seashore taverns or dance under the stars at a waterfront nightclub. The most important thing about Athens, is that it is the biggest getaway to the mainland and travelers could rent a car or a van and explore the Peloponnese or the north part of Greece.
The staff of Selecta Rent a Car will be happy to provide you with useful information about the attractions along with the sights in the area, the magical beaches, and the routes you need to follow.