Athens is known as “cradle of civilization”. It is one of the most ancient cities where legends and myths intersect with 3000 years of real history. Many European capitals did not exist when this city was a center of the Ancient world. Through its history Athens had ups and downs. Today it is a modern megapolis by the Aegean sea where fancy buildings sit side by side with ancient ones. Even the comfortable Athens metro feels like Ancient museum. Unique artifacts found during construction are exhibited at stations halls.
Up to 5 million tourists visit Athens annually. Greece capital fits the requirements of Smart city, you can plan your travel to Athens yourself following links on our website. We are sure this city will long remain in your heart and memory.
The Acropolis, the symbol of the country like Eiffel Tower in France or Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, dominates the city view. Some ancient temples are located on the Acropolis, the most famous being the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. And the Temple of Hephaestus is the one in the best condition.
Together with historical heritage the Acropolis has a wonderful view on the city. From the Areopagus the whole city spreads out. At the foot of the Acropolis located the oldest district of Plaka. Narrow streets with old traditional Greek houses, cosy taverns with national dishes let you experience the real Greece.
Ancient amphitheaters are must visit: theater of Dionysus built in 5th century BC, and amphitheater Odeon which is still the main theatron of the city – concerts and performances take place here. The Panathenaic Stadium hosted the first modern Olympics.
Athens is a museum city, there are more than 200 of them. If you are tired of ancientry, visit the National Garden, the Port of Piraeus and the market of Monastiraki. In the evening go to romantic journey on Cape Sounion to enjoy sunset on ruins of temple of Poseidon.