This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping.
The Acropolis. With no cars in sight, Europe’s longest, most thrilling pedestrian promenade leads you up Athens’ “Sacred Rock” past great marble masterpieces like the Temple of Athena, the Erechtheion, and the height of Greek Classical art, the Parthenon.
The Agora The grass-covered Agora was the city’s civic center. Walk amidst the remains of the ancient structures and then explore the incredible collection of objects, pottery, sculptures and more in the Museum.
Center of Athens Admire some of the city’s most important sites, such as Constitution Square, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Temple of Zeus, Royal Palace, and the Old Marble Olympic Stadium.
Museum of Cycladic Art The modern art world turns to the semi-abstract figurines – mostly female – as for inspiration to 20th and 21st century art. And these marble carvings are from 3200-2000 B.C.!