At the foot of the Acropolis
Rich cultural heritage of Greece
Ancient seat of classical civilisation meets vibrant modern metropolis: thousands of visitors throng to the Acropolis overlooking Athens, but the city also has world-class museums and galleries, as well as superb dining options and a vibrant nightlife scene. Athens’ rocky hillsides were first occupied over 7,000 years ago, but the city enjoyed its cultural golden age around the fifth century BC, when its greatest monuments were built.
Dining out in Athens offers a wonderful array of cuisine from all over the country: from kebabs at street stalls to innovative gastro temples. Fresh local ingredients focus particularly on fish, lamb, olives, cheese and pastries soaked in honey or syrup. And it offers a cosmopolitan programme of world-class entertainment, from classical concerts to beachside nightclubs. If you are a hard-core rembétika fan, the unmistakably Greek music is still played in Pláka.