Because of relatively low cost of living compared with cities in Western Europe (think London, Paris, Barcelona), Athens is the perfect destination whether you’re a family looking for a European getaway, a couple on your honeymoon, or just looking for an excuse to bask under the sun while eating fresh souvlaki and cheese and spinach pies. We recommend 2-3 days in Athens, which will provide you just enough time to get your bearings in this walkable city, see many of the historic sites, including the Acropolis and the theater of Dionysus, and stop into some of the markets, including the Pandrosseu and Central market. After a long day of touring, head to A for Athens, a chic rooftop bar where you can enjoy a freshly made cocktail as you watch the sunset over the Athens skyline. A short trip to Athens calls for a convenient hotel in the heart of the city. The King George has spectacular views, spacious rooms and luxurious amenities.

Athens is the perfect hub location for a Greek getaway vacation. From Athens, you’re a short hop to the incredible islands of Greece, including Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, and so many others. For a trip to Greece, we recommend 10-14 days, which will allow you to spend a few days in Athens and then 3-4 days on two different islands. Thinking about a trip to Athens? May to October is the best time to travel to Greece as that’s when the ocean is warmest and the sun is hottest. Contact your Vacationeeze destination specialist today to find out more about why we’re calling Athens our destination of the month.