Enjoy your flight with SWISS from Dubai to the Athens. The capital of Greece is, of course, most famous for its role in antiquity, Athens “golden” period when it was the birthplace of democracy and philosophy. This early European culture left to us Athens' most famous landmark, the Sacred Rock of the Athenian Acropolis.
The most famous buildings of Athens are the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Once this temple had the statue of Pallas Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and War, made by Phidias, the most famous sculptor of the time. In the Acropolis Museum, the history of the Temple is explained and illustrated by more than 3000 artifacts from that period. Head to the world renown Archaeological Museum of Athens, which displays the finest objects from all over Greece from the classic period.
By walking the archaeological path that was conceived in the 19th century, you can cross the Two Hills, once dedicated to the Nymphs and the Muses, respectively, the Ancient Agora, center of public life in classical Athens, the Theater of Dionysus, founded in the 6th century BC, and the Kerameikos, which used to be the ancient Athenians sacred cemetery. While exploring the classic period, get to see the lesser known Temple of Hephaistos, the Greek god of volcanoes, fire and blacksmiths, which is usually ignored by most tourists.
Let us not forget that Athens is also a city with its very own modern attractions. Try to take a stroll through the beautiful neighbourhood of Plaka. Syntagma square is the most central area in Athens, from here it is possible to walk to all the famous monuments. With three metro lines coming through here, it is also possible to head to places further out. The coast of the Mediterranean is only a short ride out of town, so you can relax on the beaches or have a night out dancing in the clubs on the Athenian Riviera, the coastline of Athens. Whatever your idea of a good time is, Athens will satisfy you.
Athens - ZurichFlight duration: 02:50 hrs total, Frequency: 7 x daily
Departure AthensTerminal: Main terminalCounter opening time: 2 h prior to departure
Transit Zurich (ZRH)Arrival: 08:15Transit time: 4h 10m
Zurich - DubaiFlight duration: 06:20 hrs total, Frequency: 1 x daily
Airbus A330-300Height: 16.80 mLength: 63.70 mSeats: 236
Crew:Pilots: 2Cabin crew: 11
Arrival DubaiDistance to city centre: 4 km