Athens Travel Guide


The city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a magical city. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. The most important civilization of ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through some of the world's most formidable edifices.

Who hasn't heard of the Acropolis of Athens? Photos and history of the most famous archaeological monument in Europe have made the world tour causing feelings of admiration by thousands of people. Acropolis is nominated to be one of the 7 wonders of modern world. In fact the trademark of Athens is one of the favorites. The Holy Rock of Acropolis dates back to the 5th BC, the famous Golden Age of Periklis. Athens met times of bloom and decline, but still shines under the Attic sky gazing the future. Still sparkling like the marbles of Parthenon and the limpid white of Pentelic marble.

Athens is situated in the prefecture of Attica and extends to the peninsula that reaches up to Central Greece. It is surrounded by mountains Ymmytos, Pendeli and Parnitha, northwards and eastwards, and the Saronic gulf southwards and westwards. The sun is shining over Athens all year round. The climate is one of the best in Europe, with mild winters and very hot summers, ideal for tourism. It is located just a few kilometers from the port of Piraeus, the central commercial port of the capital, and the shores of southern Attica.

Athens is constantly inhabited since Neolithic Age. The 5th century was the time of its ultimate bloom, when moral values and civilization surpassed city limits and became the mother land of western civilization. In the centuries that followed, many conquerors tried to take over Athens. In 1834 Athens was chosen to be the capital of the newly established Greek State. The city that now hosts more than 4,5 million people, was constructed around the Acropolis walls. Today it is the political, social, cultural, financial and commercial center of Greece. Cheap flights make it affordable and easy to reach Athens for vacation or business.

Athens is a city of different aspects. A walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka, Thission, Psyri) the old neighborhoods, reveal the coexistence of different eras. Old mansions, well-preserved ones and other worn down by time. Luxurious department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants and traditional taverns. All have their place in this city.

The heart of Athens beats in Syntagma Square. Where Parliament and most of the Ministries are. Monastiraki, Kolonaki and Lycabettus Hill attract thousands of visitors all year round. A few kilometers from the historic center in Faliro, Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni, you can enjoy the sea breeze. Or you can head up north and enjoy the fresh air at the more classy neighborhoods of Marousi, Melissia, Vrilissia and of course Kifisia.

Athens and Attica in general have the most important archaeological monuments (Acropolis, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Olymbion, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium or Kallimarmaro, The Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, etc). In the capital you will admire many imposing neoclassic buildings, true ornaments of the city (The Greek Parliament, Athens Academy and University, etc). Don't miss visiting the museums hosting unique treasures of our cultural inheritance (Archaeological Museum, Military Museum, Byzantine Museum, etc).

Athens has always attracted peoples' attention. During the 2004 Olympic Games proved that, despite all the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, she never - not once - lost the talent. The return of Olympic Games to their birthplace was a great success.

TThe capital is famous, more than any other European capital, for its nightlife. Athens by night totally changes. The options for entertainment satisfy all tastes. The famous "bouzoukia" are the leaders in the Athenian entertainment. While the numerous theaters all around Athens offer a different type of entertainment. Athens is a divine city. Let it enchant you...


According to a poet, Greece is made out of a boat, a vineyard and an olive tree. Therefore, it is no coincidence that Lefteris Lazarou makes up “poems” in the kitchen using ingredients like seafood, vines and olives. “Varoulko”, in its long course has introduced its regular customers - who are now friends - to all kinds of tastes and flavours, after listening carefully to their individual preferences.

Michelin Stars

Varoulko, that was launched 24 years ago, has been awarded a Michelin star, since 2002 for the creative Greek cuisine based mainly on products offered by the sea, a trademark of Greece

The Place

Varoulko, that was launched 24 years ago, has been awarded a Michelin star, since 2002 for the creative Greek cuisine based mainly on products offered by the sea, a trademark of Greece

Optional Menu


~ Caper leaves salad with cherry tomatoes from Santorini and carob honey dressing
~ Octopus salad with celeriac, beetroot and radish
~ Green salad with smoked eel lents and vinegar dressing
~ Courgette flowers with tampura shrimp, goat cheese and framboise

Main Courses

~ White grouper with wilds greens fricasse
~ White grouper with cherry tomatoes, sour apple and smoked mashed potatoes.
~ Sea bream with red bell sauce and ratatouille
~ Lobster with spaghetti
~ Catch of the Day (grouper, sea bream,Dentex)
~ Slice of fresh fish of the Day (grouper, sea bream,Dentex)


~ Yoghurt ice-cream with rose petal, Litchi pearls and strawberry drink


~ Caramelized white chocolate with vanilla, accompanied by caramelized sour cherry, cinnamon ice-cream and sour cherry sorbet.


~ Chocolate surprise, with caramelized nuts and praline ice cream

Gran Couva

~ Chocolate cigar with crispy pearls - cuttlefish sepia ash, accompanied by sparkling jasmine flavored mango juice

Degustation of Mignardise

~ You can enjoy a variety of mignardise


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