A city of contradictions – where the treasures of the past are complimented by the wonders of the present day. As the Acropolis rises above the capital, modern Athens evolves below it and exudes a fresh, urban feel.
This cosmopolitan metropolis may be one of the oldest in Europe, but it is always transforming - with its lively nocturnal scene and vibrant street life. The thriving social scene takes place around its celebrated ancient monuments - it’s easy to admire their splendour whilst having drinks or dinner. Discover Athens’ historic heritage at the Archaeological Park. Stroll along this stunning pedestrian promenade and admire how the urban landscape effortlessly combines with the ruins that represent the grandeur of its past. Listen to live music at an old-fashioned taverna in Plaka or enjoy Michelin-starred cuisine at Funky Gourmet in Keramikos – which is surrounded by art galleries, theatres and neo-classical buildings