Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with a remarkable recorded history of over 3,400 years. Acropolis, the ‘holy rock’ where the symbol of Democracy prevails – the Parthenon, stands out at the city center, along with the new Acropolis Museum as well as other museums and monuments giving the feeling of the ‘Golden Era of Athens’ back in time. Athens is a city that doesn’t sleep, with an abundance of choices when it comes to dining, seeing, doing and enjoying. There are also several modern shopping malls and areas offering the best brands but local choice too.
Athens can be very relaxed by walking around its picturesque little streets and parks, it can also feel like one is in a Greek island due to the amazing sandy beaches a bit out of Athens, but it can also feel like a big hectic city.
At the center of Athens, most of the cultural and artistic facilities such as theaters, galleries, music and concert halls are gathered. Living in the city center offers a modern lifestyle having all the amenities nearby and a wide selection of shops, museums, and restaurants.
In the city center, Athens property sales are moving fast; also the local market is active and Greek people are buying and selling properties, it is also a student market as so many Greek Universities are found near many Athens properties. Therefore, a student is always very convenient to reside in the center having a small Athens property.
The most demanded property areas of Athens are probably the southern ones, those are: from north to south:
Paleo Faliro, Alimos, Elliniko, Glyfada, Voula. Many foreigners including Chinese buyers, Arabs, Russians, and Greeks too, are looking for a property solution that combines, easy access to the centre of Athens but at the same time close to the beach, to have a better lifestyle; so that after work, to have an easy way out to the beach for relaxation.
Those neighborhoods, each one has its own center, and all amenities and facilities as in the city center (banks, post offices, municipalities centers, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes, schools etc. Each of these areas has a metro station and other public transports, so it depends on the exact address within the neighborhood of this province and how close they are at a Metro station. It is very easy to find a taxi and usually, the cost is approx. €10-15.)
Kifisia is the most popular and glamorous area in the North, hosting many of the International Schools. The area of Kifisia is one of the most expensive northern suburbs of Athens. It has traditionally been home to rich Greek families and major Greek political families. Kifissia is actually a beautiful place and street by street much nicer than downtown Athens. Besides the main square, there is also Kefalari Square each of which is like a smaller version of the National Gardens, with ponds and palm trees and interesting plants and flowers.
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