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Still-glorious temples to Olympic gods are proof that modern Greece is awash with myth, legend and beauty. Beyond the history, there’s an effervescent cultural scene, with beloved traditional cuisine served in welcoming tavernas, and an edgy output from the artists of Athens.
So where better to start than the modern capital, birthplace of democracy and one of the oldest cities in the world? The Acropolis is an icon of the city and a must-visit, while the Keramikos neighbourhood serves modern delights in trendy bars and restaurants. Hit up Gazi, Metaxourgio and Psiri for world-leading street art.