August in Athens? 5 reasons why you should choose this month for your holidays.
As with many countries across Europe, greeks and especially the Athenians traditionally tend to leave the city around this time of year in search of cooler places. After this great exodus, Athens becomes surprisingly peaceful & a quiter place with silent streets, significantly lessened traffic & more parking spaces. The good news are for foreign visitors who can discover the city’s sights & many exciting activities with less crowds and traffic. Below we’ve gathered some of the main reasons why you should plan your holidays for this month in Athens.
1. Athens Open Air Cinemas
For movie enthusiasts, what better way to spend your evening than by enjoying your favourite movie stars under the Athenian sky lights? Throughout the summer, screenings of new and classic films are to be found across the city in the context of Athens Open Air Film Festival.
2. Fewer line-ups in major sites
All Athens museums and major sights are still open this month and with fewer line ups. So, be sure to make a stop or two each day across the city’s sights, such as the Acropolis & the new museum. A great idea for families is to visit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center where many events and activities and events take place each week.
3. Athens & Epidaurus Festival
A highlight of the greek cultural calendar is the Athens & Epidaurus festival. A full programme of fine performances of music, theatre, dance and visual arts are being held both at the ancient Odeon Herodes Atticus & the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
4. Summer strollings around the Athenian coastline
During summer the coastline of Athens is full of life & activity, making it an ideal spot for hotter days. A unique seaside resort awaits you just a few kilometers away from the city’s center. The -so called – Athenian Riviera stands out for its impressive natural beauty with green – blue waters, marinas, organized beaches, five-star hotels, beautiful café-bars and gourmet restaurants. Are you still thinking about it? With a stay at Brasil Suites all this will be easily reached.
5. August Full Moon
If you’ll be in Athens during this years full moon be sure to find the perfect place to experience it. Many museums and archaeological places around the city will open their doors for free on this day up until midnight.
These are only a few things and ideas for those visiting Athens in August. Brasil Suites will be the perfect place for your stay offering luxury amenities and a swimming pool to enjoy your summer days along with your favourite drinks. All in all, from the long history and places to visit to the amazing and vivid nightlife of this vibrant city, Athens is always a great idea.