With the imposing Acropolis rising above a cosmopolitan hub below, this bustling city seamlessly blends the past with the present.
Best for… Swotting up on the Ancient Greeks.
They may have lived over 2,000 years ago, but their influence can be felt today in philosophy, the arts, science and sport. And there’s nowhere better to understand this lasting legacy than in Athens, often referred to as the cradle of Western civilisation.
There’s nowhere better to understand this lasting legacy of the Ancient Greeks than in Athens, often referred to as the cradle of Western civilisation
Do the culture bit
Why not tick off Athens’ ancient sites on a three-hour electric bike tour. With an expert guide leading the way, you’ll be able to explore the attractions around the Unesco-listed Acropolis with ease, from the Temple of Olympian Zeus to the mighty Panathenaic Stadium.
Post-culture, take little ones to a traditional taverna for sustenance. Psaras may be in the touristy Plaka neighbourhood, but it’s frequented by Athenians who yearn for the authentic Greek cooking. The interiors are cosy, while in warmer months, tables are arranged on the steps outside.