Athens is one of Earth’s oldest cities, with a recorded history dating back over 3,400 years. Travelers flock to the Greek capital in the millions each year to tour the ancient structures that inhabit the ever-growing modern metropolis. During your flight to Athens, treat yourself to one of Alitalia’s award-winning in-flight meals, voted ‘Best Airline Cuisine’ for several consecutive years.
A journey to the towering Acropolis is simply a must if you are traveling to Athens for the first time. There you can behold such world wonders as the legendary Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. Nearby, the modern Acropolis Museum holds presentations by local archaeologists, while offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Acropolis and surrounding hills from the outdoor terrace of its in-house restaurant.
An early morning tour of the Athens Central Market will allow you to browse the fantastic fish and produce on offer in the city. From there you can take your gastronomic treats to Kifissia Park, where a picnic with good food and friendly company is the recipe for a perfect day. If your schedule allows, try to book your tickets to Athens during Easter weekend to behold the city’s fantastic vigil processions.