One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens is known for its rich history and neoclassical architecture – but not everything is ancient here. Discover how the past and present blend perfectly in this sprawling city, and visit ancient structures and new art galleries all in one day. Plus, the buzzing cafes and Michelin-starred restaurants will keep you hungry for more Mediterranean flavours. There’s plenty to taste across the city.
Fly to Athens with British Airways and climb the marble steps to the Acropolis to marvel at the magnificent Parthenon. The most prominent leftover from Ancient Greece, the site towers above the city and offers a panoramic view over Athens. Then, visit the birthplace of democracy at the Ancient Agora and wander along the Panathenaic Way to the Temple of Hephaestus where you can see the Labours of Hercules depicted on its walls. Make sure to tick off the contemporary Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre too. It’s home to the Greek National Opera, and you can enjoy a show here or visit one of the city’s outdoor cinemas during the summer. Admire the view of the Acropolis alongside your film. Book your holiday to Athens now.