Athens is the perfect mix of modern marvels and ancient wonders, giving visitors, especially family travelers, an endless list of things to see and do. But one thing is truly timeless, and it has been there since time began, continuing to inspire the city’s locals day after day: the sunset. In Greece, watching the sunset is an eternal quest and each Athenian has a favorite spot to take in this daily treat.
Ancient monuments in Greece are open until sunset and, while they are always tourist hot spots, they are also frequented by those in the know looking for the perfect sunset. One such place is Cape Sounion, also known as the Temple of Poseidon, located about an hour outside of the city. Because of its location, it is not as popular as the Acropolis. Instead, it is a local favorite and well worth the drive. Not only are the views of the surrounding Aegean Sea amazing, but as the day comes to a close, you will also be treated to one of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever experience. Simply pick a spot on the side of the hill below the temple and prepare to be amazed.
If you’d rather stay closer to Athens, you can still experience the romance of a spectacular Greek sunset with little effort. Head to the coastal suburbs, such as Glyfada and Voula, where you will not only find great shopping and restaurants, but also the perfect sunset as well.
Poseidonios Avenue, which skirts these neighborhoods right along the waterfront, is a popular place for locals to visit to swim in the sea, walk along the waterfront or grab a drink or a bite to eat. Simply go for a stroll and grab a spot along the sea wall or one of the many convenient benches and take in the show. The sight of the sun setting into the sea in front of you will be relaxing, renewing and prepare you for the night to come.
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As ecotourism and responsible travel become more popular, destinations look for ways to promote their rural and natural areas and preserve local ways of life. Agritourism — staying in farms or rural houses — is perfect for family travel, offering a chance for children to meet and interact with local people. It is not only a highly sustainable form of tourism, but also a more relaxing vacation compared to trips trudging through cities with children in tow.
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