Poseidon Athens Beach Hotel
Blog Articles
 
Excursions from Hotels in Athens
Athens, the Capital of Greece offers, due to its location several options for daily excursions in many famous archaeological and cultural places in mainland Greece.

Excursions from Hotels in Athens Greece


 

So if you stay in one of hotels in Athens Greece, either in the historical centre or in the Athenian Riviera, you may easy escape for one day trip to visit Delphi, Mycenae, Epidaurus ancient Theater, Nafplio Picturesque Medieval city, cape Sounion with the Apollo Temple and several others.
 

Many travel Agencies in Athens offer one or two day organised round trips, like the agency below where you may get more detailed information: www.gotours.com.gr
 

You can actually choose to organize it by yourself. Form almost all Hotels in Athens Greece, you can get detailed information at the concierge or front desk of how to reach those sites by hiring a car. The road infrastructure is really in good condition, it is more fun and independent.
 

Following the link: www.visitgreece.gr  one can get information of a variety of  one day Greek destinations, places and cities close to Athens.
 

One recommendable excursion is Nafplio, in Argolis some 140 kms away:

VISIT GREECE NAFPLIO

One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834.
 

According to mythology, the town was founded by Náfplios, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus (Danaida) Anymone. The town’s history traces back to the prehistoric era when soldiers from here participated in the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War alike. The town declined during the Roman times and flourished again during the Byzantine times. Frankish, Venetian and Turkish conquerors left their mark in the town and strongly influenced its culture, architecture and traditions during the centuries. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman fountains and Venetian or neoclassical buildings mesmerize the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty.

 

 

While you are here:
 

• Follow a dream trail to discover Náfplio’s precious gems starting from the medieval Old Town, the narrow cobblestone alleys, the neoclassical well preserved mansions with the Bougainvillea trees adorning their yards and balconies and the Turkish fountains.
• In the very heart of the city stands the Italianate Syntagma Square where you can admire important historic buildings and monuments. Two Turkish mosques (the first used to house the first “Mutual Learning” School and now operates as a cinema/theatre whereas the second was home to the first Greek Parliament), the Archaeological Museum with important artifacts from the Prehistoric and Mycenaean Era and the Municipal Gallery are among the buildings that stand out. Very close to the modern city stand the church of Agios Spyridonas, in front of which Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias was assassinated, and the church of Agios Georgios boasting important murals such as a copy of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci work “The secret Dinner”.
• Next stop: the Palamidi Castle, which proudly stands 216 m above sea level. In order to reach it you have to climb all of its 999 steps carved into the rock. Not to worry, though: the view from above here is totally rewarding! Venture into a place drenched in history, where the famous hero of the Greek Revolution Theodore Kolokotronis had been imprisoned; it seems as if its battlements -named after the renowned ancient heroes Themistocles, Achilles, Fokion, Leonidas, Epaminondas and Miltiades- are still carefully protecting the city. Agios Andreas battlement built at the top of the Castle by Venetian conquerors undoubtedly offers stunning views to the Argolic gulf and the Mycenaean plain.
 

Akronafplia is the historic rock at the foot of Palamidi hill, also known by its Turkish name “Its Kale” (meaning inner castle). Inhabited since prehistoric times, the peninsula consists of three levels, among which stand three independent castles, the oldest being the western one. It was there that the ancient acropolis was situated, fortified with polygonic Cyclopean walls.
 

Excursions from Hotels in Athens 3
The most photographed spot of Náfplio –and its point of reference as well– is Bourtzi, the Venetian small fortress standing on the rocky islet of Agioi Theodoroi. During the Venetian rule it was connected to Akronafplia through a huge metal chain that secured the port against enemy ship attacks. At the beginning of 1860 in Bourtzi used to live the executioners of Palamidi prisoners. In the summer you can reach the fortress by boat departing regularly from the port. If you are lucky enough you may even be able to attend one of the fascinating festivals taking place on the islet!
Poseidon Athens Beach Hotel
72 Posidonos Avenue
17562 Paleo Faliro
Athens / Greece

Tel.: +30 210 98 72 000
Fax: +30 210 98 29 217
E-mail: info@poseidonhotel.com.gr

ΜΗΤΕ: 0261Κ013Α0051000
FOLLOW US
USEFUL LINKS
Weather  /   Currency Converter  /   Time   /   Links
TripAdvisor
Free Wifi
App
© 2017 Poseidon Hotel. All rights reserved.
Site by Overron  |   incom cms