Athens: An ancient city with a modern soul


Ancient yet modern, classic yet creative, traditional yet constantly changing… Athens is a city of memorable contrasts.

An enduring symbol of democracy, philosophy and all those big-picture ideals of the ancients, Athens also has a unique way of living in the moment. It is versatile and inventive, alive with the power of possibility day and night.

Whether you’re on an Athens city break or passing through as a stopover on your way to an island or elsewhere on the mainland, the Greek capital has become one of Europe’s most exciting destinations.

At its heart is the Acropolis,continuing to emit its unique energy and acting as a beacon to the world – just as it would have done in antiquity. Around it, the likes of the Ancient Agora, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the temples of Olympian Zeus and Hephaestus and so many other world-renowned cultural highlights stand ready to reveal their secrets, like an open-air museum.