Introducing Athens

It’s easy to overlook the Greek capital for the nation’s many islands but Athens really is one of the most incredible destinations in the world. As one of the world’s oldest and most significant cities, Athens boasts some outstanding historical sites which together make up the cradle of western civilization as we know it today. Sites such as the Acropolis or the Temple of Olympian Zeus take you on a magical journey back in time, whilst the famous streets of Plaka reveal the city’s rich and interesting culture through music, art and soulful architecture. Athens has been the centre of Greek civilisation for more than 4,000 years and although the city is an up and coming cosmopolitan destination, traditional still very much remains at the heart of this unique world.

Highlights of Athens

Visit the city’s most famous historical monument, the 5th Century B.C hilltop ruins which includes the Parthenon.
Head to traditional Plaka for shopping, art and ancient walking tours. This is one of Athens’ most striking neighbourhoods.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
The Temple of Olympian Zeus dates back to 174 BCE and was dedicated to Zeus (King of the Olympian Gods).
Ancient Agora of Athens
Located northwest of the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora of Athens is a significant site which was once the heart of all political, commercial and social activity in Classical Greece.
Syntagma Square
The beautiful square of Syntagma is the main square in the city which features grand architecture and a fountain. Tours are available daily.

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