Steeped in ancient history, Athens is dotted with the fantastic ruins of ancient temples and archeological sites. For more than 2,500 years, a European metropolis has grown around its most significant and eternal landmark, the Acropolis. Built on a rocky plateau, the Acropolis is an architectural wonder that towers over the city. While it may be the birthplace of democracy, Athens is also a creative, modern capital that steps to its own beat. Get a taste of its café culture, rooftop bars, traditional music clubs and historic neighborhoods of the <em>kendro</em> or city center. Or visit the Athenian Riviera where the palm tree lined streets, sea-facing taverns, open air nightclubs and beautiful beaches showcase another face to Greek city life.
Athens is full of historic and ancient monuments, museums, beaches, night life and fantastic Greek restaurants that all combine to create a getaway package of experiences that it the ideal European city to discover.