The holy city of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, has been inhabited since Neolithic years (4.00 B.C) but reached the zenith flourishing in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. At that timed the birth of Democracy constituted the beginning of the Golden Era of Athens, a unique period in the man’s history, with great cultural political achievements.

  • What's On

    Athens offers a unique mix, combining rich archaeological sights, numerous museums in diverse fields, ranging from archeology and folk art to contemporary visual arts and musical instruments and most importantly, a vibrant contemporary cultural life in the fields of performing arts, music and visual arts. For more information please visit the what’s on section and find out what’s going on in Athens

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  • Athens Monuments

    The establishment of Athens as a city dates back to mythological times. Despite the length of the city's history, it is still evident throughout Athens in the form of many Ancient, Roman, Byzantine and Modern monuments. Today's capital is a result of integration of ancient and medieval history into the contemporary era. Ancient Athens monuments can be found all around the city center, side by side with contemporary construction such as buildings, roads and train stations. In the lower level of Monastiraki metro station, the visitor comes face to face with a part of the ancient city. Many Byzantine Athens monuments such as churches still operate as religious venues. Monuments such as the Roman Agora and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus host cultural events. All you have to do is just take a walk in the city and you will find innumerable monuments on your way.

  • Athens Museums

    Museums operating in Athens can be divided in two categories. On the one hand, there are the important institutions hosting world treasures from antiquity and the Byzantine era. These include the Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum and the Byzantine Museum. Next to them, there are a number of state thematic museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the War Museum. One the other, there are a large number of thematic, public and private museums with smaller collections in a variety of fields ranging from history to ceramics and from railway to music instruments

  • Athens Galleries

    The visual arts enjoy a big share in the Athenian cultural and everyday life. Next to big institutions such as the National Gallery and the Benaki Museum, a big number of small private galleries are spread within the city centre and the surrounding areas, hosting the works of contemporary visual and media artists. In recent years a number of bar galleries have sprung up, where you can have a drink or a coffee whilst visiting an exhibition

  • City of Athens

    Today in Athens, the capital of Greece, the past, the present and the future co-exist with characteristic harmony. The Doric pillars of Parthenon predominate on the horizon of a modern city that lies at the foot of the holy rock of Acropolis and reached as far as the sea. For a fast journey through the centuries it is enough for the visitor to wonder in the ancient neighborhoods of the historical centre of the city. The high technology of the Athens metro ideally connects the past with the future in the most ancient European capital, bridging the gap between the monuments of the 5th century and the commercial centre of the 21st one. The oldest quarter of Athens, Plaka, is charatecterized by monuments of all periods indicating that at the place the heart of the city was beating from ancient times up to the present day: many small churches, but also the Fetichie Mosque, a Turkish bath, the first University of Greece, the ancient and the Roman Agora compose the cultural mosaic of the city. Under the Acropolis visitors also lave the chance to see three historical hills with political importance for any modern Democracy: Areios Pagos, the hill of justice, Pnyka, the hill of Democracy and the hill of the Muses selected by the Athenians to honor their denefactor, Filopappos. On the fourth hill the observatory towers over a promenade among the trees with an impressive view day and night. Even a short visit to all the Museums and the Art Galleries of Athens is considered necessary for those who would like to know the unique works of art made during the 4.500 years of Greek history. And of course, when the unique Attica night falls, the famous Athenian night begins. Theatres and Concert Halls sophisticated restaurants and traditional taverns ‘bouzouki’ and night clubs promise a unique experience