If you are looking for some great things to do on your break in the city, why not try some of our suggestions?
Families: At Hellenic Cosmos, a hands-on museum about ancient Greece, almost everything is interactive. Take the kids on a walk through ancient Olympia, or step inside the towering Temple of Zeus.
Active types: Love your sport? Then you'll get a kick out of visiting the U-shaped Panathinaiko Stadium, birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Built from pearly white marble, it could once seat up to 80,000 people.
Shopping: Kolonaki is the trendiest shopping district in Athens, and a great place to spend an afternoon searching for that new leather handbag. Keep your eyes peeled for bow-topped designs by local icon Vassilis Zoulias.
Romance: If you're looking for romantic weekend breaks in Athens, you can't beat a Greek spa overlooking the Athenian Riviera. Have a long soak in the silky, magnesium rich waters, then sip a fruity cocktail as you watch the sun setting over the city.
Free & cheap: Athens' Central Market gives you a flavour for the real Greece, and it's one of the city's cheapest places to eat and drink. Even if you're not hungry, it's worth having a good mooch around!