Athens (Greece)

Heart of ancient Greece and gateway to the Mediterranean - Athens will enchant you with its cultural heritage.

Gateway to the Greek Islands – Athens’ ancient port

Sun-drenched and mythic, Athens is a big and modern metropolis with inspiring world heritage marvels at its very heart. The most important city-state in ancient Greece and birthplace of democracy is also the sprawling capital of Greece today, but most of the major archaeological and historical sites are to be found within a compact area around the Acropolis itself. With a recorded history going back more than three millennia, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, and rightly considered to be the cradle of Western Civilization. Even a short visit of the Greek capital's highlights, starting with the iconic Acropolis, is enough to fall under its legendary spell.

The capital of Greece, birthplace of democracy and cradle of Western civiliation, Athens is a beguiling mix of old and new. Encounter ancient monuments melting into modern, trendy cafes and soak up the irresistible ambience of a city that oozes culture and history everywhere you turn. World famous historical sites such as the Acropolis Museum, Theatre of Dionysos, Parthenon, Plaka and so many more make sightseeing in Athens a truly fascinating experience.

Rising high above the rooftops, the majestic rocky outcrop of the Acropolis is a sight that’s synonymous with Athens. Iconic in its own right, the Acropolis has stood the test of time over the many faces of the city’s history, and its mighty, unmistakable presence can’t help but excite and stimulate its beholders. Built as a temple to the goddess Athena in 432BC, the faded grandeur of its marble monuments remind you of the transcendent glory of the Ancient Greeks

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