Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. Despite the fact that Greece is struggling to recover from a persistent economic crisis, most locals still feel optimistic and a positive vibe is present in the city’s neighborhoods. Athens is named one of the world’s top places to travel.
The city that has over 4000 years of history and discover all the facts, myths and secrets that you won’t find in your guidebook. Today, the city is a modern and vibrant metropolis that boasts one of the most vivid nightlife scenes in Europe. Athens now centres on the urban-chic bars and cafés between Syntagma and Monastiraki and the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Metaxourgio. The latter is well- known for its art galleries and hip eateries.
The contemporary art scene is thriving too and many young artists from Greece and abroad set up studios. In 2017, the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre opened. Both venues are on Syngrou Avenue, connecting the city centre to the coast, where you'll also find the Onassis Cultural Center, which was inaugurated back in 2010.
Explore the beauty of Athens through a unique mix of an Acropolis tour and a city walking tour guided by a field expert – licensed archaeologist.
Visit Monastiraki, the busiest square in town, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Agora with the Tower of the Winds, the Fetihe Mosque and the Mendrese, the first Ottoman School. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Plaka, the oldest neighborhood of Athens and visit the Ancient Agora, the heart of the city for almost eleven centuries. Enjoy a pleasant guided walk within the historical and the modern parts of the city like a local.