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Athens

Walking on the ancient paths of history and culture, surrounded by the city's  dynamic contemporary side

Athens is the birthplace of democracy, science, theatre and philosophy, being the starting point of the western civilization. Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, A (...) Read more

Athens is the birthplace of democracy, science, theatre and philosophy, being the starting point of the western civilization. Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus. Athens is one of the world’s oldest “new” cities with the traces of the past being visible on a casual walk in the historical city centre, or being fully forgotten when walking towards the contemporary landmark of SNF and the coastal front. Except of the recorded history – spanning around 3.400 years – Athens is renown for the vibrant life and the tasty, Mediterranean food.

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Athens is an open-air museum of culture, art and architecture, a “palimpsest” of ancient, Byzantine, modern and contemporary monuments. History and art can be found not only in Museums (...) Read more

Athens is an open-air museum of culture, art and architecture, a “palimpsest” of ancient, Byzantine, modern and contemporary monuments. History and art can be found not only in Museums and Galleries but also on the streets or even underground, showcased in the Athenian metro-stations.

 

A visit to the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum can offer you a taste of what Greece was about from ancient times through Byzantium to the 20th century.

 

For the lovers of contemporary masterpieces, Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation is “THE” place to visit. Monet, Kandisky, Picasso, Tsarouchis and many other artists feature in their foundation.

Important landmarks and “musts” of the Athenian culture, Ancient and Modern, are the Acropolis, the Lycabettus Hill, The National Library on Panepistimiou Str., the Parliament and the ceremonial unit of the Presidential Guard.

 

Athens way of life.  Gastronomy has its own reputation in the center of Athens with award winning restaurants feature in the world’s best places to eat. This city never sleeps, striking its visitors with cozy bars full of people ready to socialize. Any time a visitor can actually see people strolling around the city center, even in early morning hours. As an alternative, Athens Riviera stands by to offer warm nights by the sea, with a cocktail in your hand.

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