Deciding where to go one holiday can be a difficult task. Even when you’ve narrowed it down to the climate you’re after, there are so many different places that you can go that it can be almost impossible to decide. Athens and Bali are two of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet and both have their own merits but deciding which to visit might be a harder decision than you might think. Here are a few things to consider before you book and to make that decision a little easier!
The good news is that whether you decide to go to Athens or Bali there’s a good chance you’ll be soaking in the sun! While this does depend on what time of year you go, both destinations are known for their gorgeous sunny days and warm evening so just take a look at what time of year you’re planning on travelling and this should help influence your decision. If you’re not looking at the weather as a deciding factor then there are plenty of other things that will help you make that all important decision.
Athens is a city built on it’s strong sense of history. With a great number of historical monuments that are found in this vast city you won’t be short on things to do. The transformation in the city since the 2004 Olympics has been incredible and what was once a traffic heavy, smog-filled stop off before travelling into the islands of Greece has now turned into a hot tourist destination in its own right. Although there is a strong sense of history in this city, there are plenty of other things to do as a fun alternative. Whether you’re going on your own, as a couple or even as part of a family unit you’ll find plenty of fun and attractions to keep you all entertained.
Bali is a holiday destination like no other and has bundles of history, culture and a loving and caring nature like no other. Bali is genuinely one of the biggest tourist destinations on the planet right now but don’t like the idea of bustling tourists put you off, despite the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of visitors to the islands every year you will still get an individual experience. The reason for this is that Bali is such a strongly spiritual place with lots of retreats and this strong connection to spirituality and wellness means that every visitor gets out of it what they need. Having said that, it is the perfect destination whether you’re travelling alone or as part of a group however for a truly authentic experience you’ll want to follow where the locals go – they know the hot spots for adults, couple, and families alike.
Athens and Bali both have a lot to offer every kind of traveller however their differences are profound in many ways. While Athens is a city that you can get lost in for days on end, you will love visiting the many museums and monuments it has to offer. Bali, on the other hand, has plenty of monuments to visit yet this isn’t the big pull to this stunning island. Culture is strong in the people of Bali and if you’re looking for somewhere to relax and get away from stress then it’s definitely the vacation for you.