Named after goddess Athena and widely referred to as the “Cradle of Western Civilization” and the birthplace of democracy, classical Athens was a powerful city-state with great cultural and political impact during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Contemporary Athens is one of Europe’s must-see destinations with the most diverse attractions, combining the richest History with its signature cosmopolitan air.

Located at the foot of the Acropolis hill, the area of Plaka is the lively and picture-perfect district of old Athens, where one can enjoy a whole day, admiring the antiquities, walking, shopping and dining. Plaka enchants all visitors with its beautiful alleys with the narrow paved steps that wind amongst beautiful neoclassical mansions and traditional red-tiled houses.

Home of the glorious Parthenon, the Acropolis is one of the most important historical landmarks that dominates the city center. The temple of Parthenon along with the rest of the numerous architectural masterpieces of the Golden Era of Pericles stand in perfect harmony with their natural setting and continue to perpetually influence the world in terms of art and culture.

Recently honored as one of the best European museums, the stunning Acropolis museum houses the treasures of the Acropolis along with a number of cast copies of the missing marbles that are still in the British Museum. With a total area of 25,000 square meters the museum is an absolute must-see.


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