Athens is the centre of all centres in the world. It is the city of the Olympic Games and classical antiquity. It is a cultural hub and has numerous museums with unique finds. Classical antiquity meets modern world city: historical monuments form the backdrop of a new Athens. Visit Athens for a city break or a business meeting.
Highlight on top of the city
Athens is rich in history and has a wealth of ruins, buildings and museums. The Acropolis, meaning fortified hill or citadel, is the highlight of classical antiquity. Climb the steps of the Acropolis and enjoy a wonderful view over the city of Athens.
The Acropolis is the largest temple complex in Greece and consists of several buildings, such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheoin, the temple of Athena Niké and the Propylaea. The Parthenon is the largest and most famous temple. It is dedicated to the goddess Athena and stands for the power that this Greek city once had.
Modern and picturesque
If, as a tourist, you would like to enjoy a picturesque quarter and great food, then Plaka is the place to be. Stroll through the narrow streets and alleys, admire the brightly-coloured houses and enjoy the snacks and drinks on the many terraces. Just don’t forget to bring a map, as Plaka can be a bit of a maze because of the narrow streets and alleys.
Would you like to really delve into Athenian life? Then go to the flea market in Monastiraki or visit the fish market. Or do you prefer exclusive and modern shopping? Then visit Emporiko Centro, an exclusive shopping arcade, or go to the main shopping street of Ermou. Whether you’re into art, culture, shopping or sunshine, Athens has it all!