...life is an adventure, dare it!
The city that gave birth to democracy, the sciences and fine arts is ready to reveal its secrets. Athens is the city of history and ancient civilization and at the same time a modern, vibrant megalopolis, full of energy, day and night. This mighty city has contributed to world history and culture. Through its charisma, it is reborn again and again. Athens shares these priceless life culture lessons with its visitors. Under the Aegean sun and the blue sky, a youthful city, buzzing with life, it is confident, free and charming. A city that never sleeps. Full of flavor and desire. A city that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Welcome to Athens. To enjoy everything this city has to offer free your mind. Before you let its charm, seduce you, and you start wandering through its streets, stand for a minute and consider “How does a city carrying the weight of so much history, at the same time manage to remain so modern and dynamic” Athens has the power to surprise you with its contrasts. Old, and yet, so new. The city is full of archaeological treasures, the cornerstone of Western civilization, at night buzzing with life in the arty, industrial setting of Psyri, the lively square of Agia Irini, and the hestic cobblestone streets of Thisio. In the morning, shop in the chic neighborhood of Kolonaki, with its high-end boutiques. Later, take a stroll in Monastiraki, with its old and traditional shops where you can bargain everything. Lose yourself in the magic of the music festivals in Gazi and in the innovative art exhibits of Metaxourgeio. Stop for a coffee at the renowned cafe-restaurants in Plaka with a view of the Acropolis, leafing through books you found at the local bookstore, followed by a splendid meal at a traditional taverna. At night, at a stylish terrace bar and a cocktail in hand, take in the panoramic view of the illuminated city – from the Parthenon to the sea.
Finally, if at some point you want to escape from the pace of urban life, and get a better taste of summer you can hit the beach: Just 20 minutes from the historic center, the Athenian Riviera is a spectacular mosaic of summer dreams. Sandy beaches, picturesque coves and crystalline water. The beat of the music hits you day and night. There, near the luxury hotels, bungalows, spas and marinas, with a view of the Argo Saronic gulf, the nightlife takes on a carefree vibe, as you dance barefoot in the sand at the beach bars and open-air clubs. And on a rocky scenery stands the proud Temple of Poseidon, guarding Cape Sounio and giving the city an air of sophistication and timeless glamour.
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