Step back in time to the first century BC with a visit to the Roman Agora, a rambling site that was once the bustling central marketplace of Athens. While you're here, admire the beautiful Temple of Hephaestus and keep an eye out for the octagonal Tower of the Winds, which is covered in decorative friezes. Those who prefer their history large should check out the Temple of Olympian Zeus. This is Greece's largest temple which took more than 700 years to build and is supported by massive 17-metre high pillars.
If the arts are more your thing, Athens doesn't disappoint. See where the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes were first performed at the Theatre of Dionysos, or get a flavour for modern performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. This historic Roman amphitheatre has recently hosted stars including Maria Callas, Sting and Elton John. If you're lucky enough to visit during the summer Athens Festival, why not take in a show here?
To get a unique insight into ancient Greece, consider a guided walking tour of the city's historical sites.
Athens Airport (ATH)
Flights from Australia to Athens will disembark at Athens International Airport.
Athens International Airport (ATH) is the international airport for Greece's capital and the wider Attica region. Also known as Elefthérios Venizélos, after the distinguished Greek statesman, Athens International has two terminals and is a growing hub for travel to Asia and the Middle East.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Athens International Airport. Book your Athens Airport accommodation.
Getting to Athens
There are many airlines that offer flights to Athens from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Dubai or Abu Dhabi take around 24 hours. Flights from Perth via Dubai take 21 hours.
Airlines that fly to Athens
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Athens from Australia include:
For more information on Athens holidays check out our Athens travel guide.
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