By AAA Travel Editors
April 20, 2022
Athens, Greece, is thought to have been inhabited for thousands of years. It’s been occupied by the Romans and, more recently, the Ottoman Empire, until its independence in 1831, leading to a rich blend of foods, culture and architecture.
For 20 years, Liz De Stefano, AAA Travel Advisor at AAA Northeast, has guided tours for several destinations, including Athens. “One of the most compelling things about Athens is you have 5,000-year-old ruins next to 21st-century buildings,” she says. The travel advisor adds that when you learn about the city and the neighborhoods and get a chance to walk the streets and explore, you’ll come across really cool scenery and experiences.
If you appreciate history and culture in particular, there are plenty of ways to engage with the Greek city and its people, even if you’re traveling with kids. Here are a couple ways De Stefano suggests to optimize your trip.