Word to the wise, before any trip to Greece, one must make sure to have enough Mb space in your phone camera or DSLR since you will surely be mesmerised by its splendid vestiges of the past, the turquoise waters and golden sand beaches. But the same can be said of the country’s capital which has been captured in countless holiday guides, postcards and, of course, on Instagram. Take a walk with us and discover the beautiful city of Athens.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Athens is home to a plethora of archaeological wonders. Ancient monuments and temples mingle with modern architecture to offer a chaotic yet pleasant blend of what Athens truly is, a cosmopolitan and human, beautiful and untamed city.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is a true architectural masterpiece and even if you do not get to attend a performance at the National Opera theatre located within the stunning structure, built by architect and engineer Renzo Piano, you will surely enjoy wandering around its elevated park or in the agora (central public space).
But beyond this splendid display of architecture and history, where centuries-old temples rests silently next to modern structures, Athens is also a place where you can enjoy from high, with several hills and rooftops.
The city is also known as the gateway to the country’s stunning islands. The city’s harbour, Piraeus, and the southern suburbs are a top weekend destination for Athenians, who try to escape the heat in the centre of town and refresh themselves by the sea.
Athens is a dynamic city where you can truly experience Greece like a local and enjoy its many faces. From its sunny riviera to its street art, its confusing roads and welcoming tavernas and bars, its modern buildings and ancient ruins, Greece’s capital is undoubtedly a mesmerising and memorable city.