Athens – The “old” capital, the city of the cosmopolitan air, the history, the civilization.
Athens is the capital and the biggest city in Greece. It is one of the oldest cities of the world, with its registered history getting to 3200 BC. The city which gave birth to democracy, the sciences, the fine arts. The Athens of the ancient civilization – the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Ancient Market. And at the same time, a contemporary metropolis, a hospitable capital, full of energy. One of the most charming things about Athens is its tense way of life. A city that never sleeps. The heritage of the classical era is still obvious in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, with the Parthenon being the finest. The latter is considered the brightening landmark of the ancient Western civilization. In the city, one can find numerous monuments of the Roman and the Byzantine times and a smaller number of Ottoman ones.
In Athens, there are two monuments of a world-wide legacy: UNESCO, the Acropolis and the medieval Convent of Daphni. These sights of a more modern era, which were erected after the city had been baptized the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, comprise the Greek Parliament (19th century) and the Trilogy of Athens: the National Library, the University and the Academy. Athens hosted the first contemporary Olympic Games in 1896 and 108 years later it welcomed their comeback with the Summer Olympics in 2004. In Athens, one can see the National Archaeological Museum, which disposes of the biggest collection in the world of the ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Museum of the Acropolis.
Our beloved neighbourhoods
Plaka, just under the Acropolis, is one of the most known districts of Athens. It remains the privileged touristic destination, with taverns, live performances and street vendors. Neighbouring Monastiraki is also known for a range of small shops and markets, for its open market and the taverns.
The city of surprises welcomes you!