One reason I love Athens is that it’s a city of contrasts. It’s steeped in ancient history with fantastic ancient ruins, yet it is a creative, bustling modern capital that steps to its own beat. For more than 2,500 years, this European metropolis has grown around its most significant and eternal landmark, the stunning Acropolis. A must-see if it is your first time in the city.
While you’re here, live like a local and experience Athenian café culture, admire the views from rooftop bars, eat delicious Greek food, dance at traditional music clubs and stroll through historic neighborhoods. The beach lined Athenian Riviera where the palm tree lined esplanades and open-air nightclubs showcase yet another face to Athenian living.