Attica

A journey” in 6,000- year history

Attica, the land that gave birth to ideas and arts, has created and shaped what we call today the western civilisation. Today, a visit to Attica offers visitors a unique experience. A “journey” in its 6,000-year history, including the chance to see renowned monuments and masterpieces of art of antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the architectural heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries. Here lies Athens, the capital of Greece, the busiest city of the country with the most prominent archaeological site and symbol of the country, the world famous sacred rock of the Acropolis.

Attica is home to some of the world’s most important and fascinating museums and archaeological sites, testimony to its long and prominent role in world history. Festivals featuring ancient Greek drama, as well as performances, sports or culinary events are organised throughout the year, spellbinding the audience.

AUTHENTIC MARATHON
MOUNTAINS
ACROPOLIS
BELOVED SAILING DESTINATION

Around the peninsusla of Attica

The peninsula of Attica has much more to offer, apart from the city centre of Athens. The Athenian Riviera, the south coastal road from the centre of Athens to Cape Sounion, has many luxurious hotels and lovely beaches. You will swim and enjoy a multitude of water sports at beaches with crystal clear waters, awarded with the blue flag distinction. Visit archaeological sites all around the peninsula, including the Marathon Tomb, Ancient Elefsina and the Sanctuary of Amphiarion. Therefore, holidays in Attica combine beach and culture holidays.

At the modern marina facilities along Attica’s coastline you will safely moor your boat, while you may also rent any type of yacht or sailboat you like and set sail for a wonderful cruise along the Greek islands. You can also visit Piraeus, the main port of Athens, the biggest one in Greece and one of the most prominent ports of the Mediterranean, a major shipping, industrial and transportation center of the country. City life focuses on the three parts of the port: the central one, the Zea marina and Mikrolimano.

The multidimensional Attica’s culinary scene, with its enormous selection of good food, will satisfy even the most sophisticated taste palates. Greek meze tavernas, seafood & ouzo tavernas, traditional Greek or international cuisine restaurants to beer houses, wine bars and all day café-restaurants, will welcome you here. An extraordinary experience awaits you at the many visitable wineries in Attica, where you will be introduced to the tradition of the famous Attica's vineyard. Taste some of the most delicious local varieties, starring the refreshing and aromatic Savatiano.

Shopping lovers will be absolutely thrilled with the countless options offered in Athens and the suburbs. At the open-air markets and bazaars you will be impressed by the intoxicating aromas and beautiful colours, while at the malls you will do your shopping with comfort and style. Nature lovers, hikers and mountain bikers will be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes in Attica, where rocky hills alternate with lush green forests and fascinating paths.

Filming in Attica

FILMING IN GREECE

IT HAPPENED IN ATHENS (1962)

During the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, a poor shepherd decides to complete in them, while a glamorous actress promises to marry one of the winners of one of the games.

DIRECTOR: ANDREW MARTON
FILMING LOCATION: ATHENS

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THE ANGRY HILLS (1959)

In 1941, an American journalist (Robert Mitchum) reporting from Greece is given a secret list og German collaborators to transport to British Intelligence headquarters. He is helped by Greek resistance fighters as he is pursued across the country by the Nazis...

DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH
FILMING LOCATION: ATHENS

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SUMMER HOLIDAY (1963)

Four London bus mechanics strike up a deal with London transport. They do up a double-decker London bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it, they will in turn own and be in charge of a whole fleet. While on the road in France, they pick up three ladies whose car breaks down and offer to take them to their next singing job in Athens!

DIRECTOR: PETER YATES
FILMING LOCATION: ATHENS

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