The cosmopolitan, seaside suburb of Glyfada, just 40 minutes from Sounio, is well known for its exclusive boutiques, fashionable cafes and bars and vibrant nightlife. The town is also home to an internationally accredited 18 hole, par 72 golf course.
The Plaka area of the city is located on the north slope of the Acropolis and is the oldest part of the Athens. Today visitors can stroll around in the narrow streets, lined with tourist shops mainly specialising in jewellery, furs, art and crafts and leather, before relaxing with ouzo in a traditional Greek taverna in the shadow of the mighty Acropolis.
For those with an eye for a bargain, Monastiraki Flea Market is a charming area overflowing with tiny shops, open-air stalls and atmospheric cafes.
Syntagma Square, the political and social centre of Athens, is a large plaza with trees and expensive, outdoor cafes arranged around a central fountain. On Sundays mornings at 11:00hrs, the Evzones guards march from the Parliament building in full regalia, accompanied by a military band.
Zappeion Hall can be found inside the National Gardens and was built for use during the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Today, the hall hosts a large number of cultural and commercial exhibitions.
Across the street from the National Gardens, the all-marble stadium on Vas. Konstantinou Avenue hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and was built the previous year.
Dating back to the days of the monarchy, the Presidential Palace - formerly the Royal Palace - is located on Herodes Atticus Street behind the National Gardens.
Lycabettus is the highest hill in Athens and offers a 360-degree panorama of the city from a height of 300m. On the summit is the tiny 19th century chapel of St. George, a restaurant and coffee shop. You can reach the summit by foot, car or a funicular, which operates from the Kolonaki side of the hill.
The Olympic Marina
The Olympic Marina lies within 9km of the Resort. It is one of the largest marinas in Attica with a wide range of private motor and sail boats for hire to cruise to the nearby islands.
The town of Lavrion
The historical town of Lavrion, 9km from the Resort, is the third major port in Attica. As well as ferry -links to the Cycladic islands, the town offers many shops and cafes, silver mines, mineral museum and access to the Theatre of Thorikos - the oldest ancient theatre in the country.
The Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park
Lavrion and its surrounding area is renowned for its geological wealth – most notably silver and a range of unique prime and secondary minerals – that dates back to the Golden Ages of Classical Greece, c. 3,500 BC. The new park has been created on the site of an older technology park and is unusual for its combination of research and industrial facilities alongside historical and cultural museums and exhibits.