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It's pretty impossible to miss Athens' most famous attraction, the Acropolis. The imposing monument towers over Athens on a giant flat top rock and is visited by nearly 3 million people each year. The origins of the Athens Acropolis are shrouded in legend and myth. The Acropolis is also known as Cercropia after the city's mythical first king who, according to legend, was half serpent and half man. The monument is surrounded by three temples and the newly renovated Acropolis Museum is located close by.
While the view from the Acropolis is highly regarded, Athens' best view can be found at the top of Lykavittos Hill. The hill is the highest point in Athens and can be seen from almost all points of the city. To get there you can either walk from Kolonaki or take the funicular railway to the top. Once at the top, take a break at one of the cafes and enjoy in the spectacular view of Athens. The white-washed St George Chapel on Lykavittos Hill is also a beloved for its observation deck which is a great place to snap that picture perfect moment.
While at the Acropolis, take a tour of Partheon, the most significant of the Acropolis' three temples, and learn more about its fascinating history.
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.
Planning a trip to Athens? At Flight Centre, our helpful travel consultants and range of cheap flights to Athens will make booking your Greece holiday easy.