Overflowing with surprises, Athens is the cosmopolitan heart of Greece and is known as Europe's oldest capital. From the wonderful historical monuments to the pretty scenery, explore this vibrant city and fall in love with everything Athens has to offer.
The heart and capital of ancient Greece, be enchanted by the 5th-century BC landmarks that dominate the city, including the iconic Parthenon temple and the sacred crown jewel of the Acropolis hilltop temple, and discover the untold secrets of this fascinating city. The birthplace of democracy, home to Plato, Socrates and Aristotle to name a few, walk among the rich cultural and historical past and indulge in this reemerged vibrant cultural hotspot.
Beckoning thousands of curious travellers every year, each of the districts have their own distinct personalities; from Monastiraki to Psiri, be sure to explore the colourful neighbourhood of Plaka, the most picturesque quarter, and wander through its narrow cobbled streets, Neoclassical pastel-coloured houses, outdoor vendors and so much more. In Athens you are spoilt for choice, whether you choose to explore its ancient Greek history or to climb up the top of Mount Lycabettus just to take in the mesmerising views, the creative impulse here has no limits and the array of sites and places to visit will make your Athenian experience unforgettable.
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