Greece,s colourful capital, Athens is a land of history, culture, mystery, spirituality and adventure presenting an intriguing holiday experience for visitors from all across the globe. Popular as the historical capital of Europe, the largest city of Greece, and to top it all, the Cradle of Western Civilisation, Athens was the heart of the Hellenic world for ages. It is no wonder that the city is filled with the ancient Greek and Roman ruins all around, however, Acropolis is its major draw; it is known as the symbol of the ancient Greek culture. A number of visitors take a tour of this ancient citadel located on a craggy, walled hill and explore a fine collection of archaeological sites including Parthenon - the most famed one, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike and Statue of Athena Promachos. Apart from its historical importance, the city has some other interesting offerings to draw the attention of families, couples and solo-travellers; these include a huge number of museums, crystal-clear and sand beaches, malls and markets reflecting real Athenian culture, restaurants and eateries serving delicious Greek cuisine, various day trips coupled with an array of outdoor activities, and not to forget, the nightlife that caters to everyone's taste. When it's dark, party freaks must explore the bars and nightclubs at Gazi and Monastiraki. This is not all! The city offers endless fun for kids across plenty of beaches, adventure parks and national parks. Though Athens is an all year round holiday destination, June, July and August are the hottest months here with an average temperature of 34 degrees Celsius; so keep this in consideration while planning your holiday.