‘Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence.’
John Milton, English poet, 1608 – 1674.
Athens, once the centre of the ancient world, is now a modern and multi-cultural capital. Get to know the great cultural heritage of the birthplace of democracy, and experience the diversity of arts and entertainment of a vivid contemporary city.
Enjoy a walk in the paths of history: visit the Parthenon at the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, take a stroll in Plaka (the oldest neighbourhood in Athens) and Monastiraki Flea Market, underneath the Acropolis, to admire more than 2.500 of living history.
Experience an exciting coastal tour: from Athens to Cape Sounio, and enjoy the sun plunging into the sea from the Temple of Poseidon.
Explore a fir forest, at the 1.100 altitude Mount Parnitha: just an hour away of the busy Athens centre you can hike, rock-climb, road or mountain bike, or even spend a night or two in the mountain hut. Enjoy stunning city views of Athens from high above.