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 Athens has the longest history of any city in Europe, dating from the Neolithic age, and was the womb of western civilization. Philosophy, science and the arts reached an epic zenith in the “Golden Age of Perikles’ (5th century BC), a period unique in world history. Athens is the cradle of democracy.

Nowadays Athens, though having all the characteristics of a 21st century busy modern metropolis, has kept its very unique ancient atmosphere. The city offers to visitors a fascinating experience and a ‘journey’ in its 6,000-year history, from antiquity through Byzantine time and Middle Ages to the 19th and 20th centuries.

Complete and up to date information about Athens and the surrounding regions, places to visit and events to attend, can be found in the Athens Info Guide webpage of the Greek Organization of Tourism. Another source is the visitors’ webpage of the City of Athens.

We highlight however:

Tours in Athens:

Acropolis – Monastiraki – Thissio – Plaka

Syntagma Square – Kolonaki  – National Garden – Panathenaikon Stadium

Psyrri – Kerameikos – Gazi

View from Lycabettus Hill

Northern Suburbs (Psihiko, Filothei, Maroussi, Kifisia)

Southern Suburbs (Faliro, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni)

Major Museums:

The Museum of Acropolis

The National Archaeological Museum

The National Gallery

The Benaki Museum

The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art

The Goulandris Natural History Museum

National Museum of Contemporary Art



Other Spots of Interest

It is interesting to visit the Hellenic Kosmos Cultural Center and experience an interactive tour at the ancient agora as well as the Planetarium the most modern in Europe.

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