Most tourists usually visit the most important monuments and the “traditional neighborhoods” of the capital, which are in the well-known defined area of the “Historical Center”.
Routes around the islands
Public transportation (suburban railway, metro and buses) is available 24 hours a day from the Athens International Airport to the city centre, the greater Athens- Attica area and the ports.
In ecclesiastical art, church architecture, holy painting and hymnology follow the order of Greek Byzantium.
A short walk from Syntagma sq. through the city centre for shopping may easily bring you to the old town district, where the ancient city of Athens co-exists with the modern in every moment of their history.
The small retailers in the marketplace of Athens, the antique shops or the big modern art galleries have in store many handmade ornaments, rare collectors’ items and exquisite pieces of art. Paintings by great foreign artists, who transferred on canvas all the beauty inspired by the ancient treasures of Athens, are always an excellent choice.
Traditional professions date a long time back and produce impressive, mostly handmade, pieces of art.