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'City break' Tourism Trending in Athens

tourism_greeceCity break” also known as “city tourism” is the latest trend for those who know how to travel and avoid the experience of a “superficial” trip in the popular city destinations.
Athens is becoming more and more a city break destination, with tourists pursuing a deeper and more meaningful acquaintance with the culture, rhythm and true character of the city.
Despite the fact that there is a 17-20% decrease in tourism in Athens in comparison to last year, this year the city is working a lot with last-minute reservations, which makes people who work in the tourism sector believe that things will be better, according to an interview at ANA MPA, by Elina Myzithra, repsonsible for the Athens Walking Tours at City Contact.
Tourists who choose Athens, travel from mid-May until the beginning of October. However, as Myzithra notes, “Athens in the recent years tends to become a very classic destination for conferences and business meetings, something that helps the Athenian tourism even during the winter months.”
Places that attract tourists are the Acropolis Museum and the National Gallery, Plaka with the traditional market in Monastiraki, the Parthenon on the Acropolis and the National Garden. Apart from the tours in popular tourist destinations, lately there has been a great growth in different types of packages, such as visiting vineyards and wine tasting or even daily cruises to the islands of Argosaronicos.
“They are searching for alternatives” says Myzithra and adds that “they prefer daily excursions since they see it as an opportunity to visit in 10-12 hours the Deplhi and Argolida.”
In addition, even though most tourists think that many goods in the city are expensive, some seem too cheap, such as the water for example or the fact that water is served for free in cafes and restaurants!

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