Athens offers a lot of opportunities for quality entertainment, such as an evening at the Athens Music Hall or at the smaller National Opera during the winter. In the summer, one can enjoy events in the Herod Atticus Theatre under a starlit sky. Art lovers will discover an entire world in the countless stages in Athens and some of them are internationally acclaimed. And about two hundred cinemas offer many choices to film fans.
Walking through the lovely streets of Plaka or sitting in the restaurants and clubs of the Psyrri area, visitors will escape from the busy and intense pace of a large city. Using the cable car or climbing on foot up to mount Lycabettus is also an experience for any tourist, to enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city.
The region of Athens, Attica, is full of beautiful sights and locations and innumerable beaches. Mount Parnitha is a national park and there is also the forest of Tatoi (residence of the ex-royal family). Kifissia is a suburb with beautiful old mansions and alleys with trees. The beautiful Saronic Gulf islands are ideal for one-day visits: Aegina, with its neoclassical town, Aghistri and Poros, dense with pine-trees, Hydra, one of the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean and Spetses, a green cosmopolitan resort, with many old mansions. Finally, the port of Piraeus, with its coasts and small ports, its museums and its night-life, is another must-see spot for any visitor.