Romantic Athens

Romantic Athens

Although Aphrodite is known as the Goddess of Love, her sister Athina gave her a run for her money with the city baptized in her name. Athens holds a special charm for lovers who visit this capital city.

The age-old Greek ruins, the crimson sunsets, and lovely neighborhoods are all a part of its appeal. Most importantly, there is the feeling in the air here that is composed of all these romantic elements and more.

From the island-esque cobblestone streets of Anafiotika and Plaka to a visit to the Eugenides Foundation Planetarium to exploring the abandoned Royal Palace of Tatoi to strolling hand-in-hand around Kastella (the most picturesque area of Piraeus) to going to any number of tree-covered squares dotted with hidden little candle-lit cafe/bars, Athens is sure to enchant you and your partner. Boutique hotels and sumptuous restaurants are too many to count. Nearby excursions may even act as wedding or honeymoon destinations! What should be emphasized however are the scenic landscapes, cinematic urban oases, and the idyllic coastline.

If you want to experience Athens from above, not once but 4 times, and each time admiring the magical view from the most iconic hills of the city center, then the tour of the ancient hills of Athens is perfect for you...if you like to walk, that is. Whether you choose the morning or the afternoon, the experience of discovering the unique sunny vistas of the city will be worth every effort. From the meeting point at Evngelismos metro station, your guide leads the way to Lycabettus, the limestone hill that boasts a view of the city right beneath your feet. Heading back down to Kolonaki and the first direct experience of the area, you pass by the Presidential Palace, National Gardens, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus before approaching the Acropolis Museum and the Aeropagus. Also known as the "Ares Rock", in classical times it was a court for the nobles of the city. After visiting the Prison of Socrates, you continue up to Philopappou Hill, also known as the Hill of the Muses. Moving on to Pnyx, a gathering spot for citizens in classical times, and then to the Hill of the Nymphs 103 meters height, dedicated to the nature gods. Here you will find the 19th Century National Observatory. The neoclassical building is magnificent and also the view very romantic, especially in the twilight hours. The tour ends at Thissio metro  station, where you can relax in the nearby cafes or go shopping in this wonderful area for that certain someone.

During the warmer months, the open-air cinemas of the city offer couples of all ages a cozy nighttime escape. Nearly every significant neighborhood of Athens offers this unique summer delight. Whether it is the area of revolutionary Exarcheia, the chic district of Kolonaki, or the more ancient Plaka. Our favorites are Cine Dexameni in Kolonaki that - fortunately, survived the surrounding jungle of apartment buildings; up high on rooftops like Cine Paris in Plaka; on pedestrian streets such as Cine Thissio on Apostolou Pavlou Street, with views of the illuminated Acropolis Hill; and Cine Aigli nestled in the cool garden of Zappeion.

When it comes to expressing your love on the shore, we wholeheartedly suggest the world-famous Asteras Resort and Astir Palace Private Beach located on Asteras Vouliagmenis peninsula. It is the most well-known plage of the Athenian jet set. Massive sunbeds for 2, fine white sand, and crystal-clear turquoise water complete this setting found on the Athenian Riviera. With quality services - from reserving a sunbed (quickly in real-time), to specially fashioned catering, many athletic activities, shops with high-named brands, as well beauty services from Orloff Spa Experts -Astir creates an unforgettable experience for an all-day romantic escape by the sea.