The capital of Greece took its name from the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. This is where democracy was born. This is where that marvel of architecture, the Parthenon, was created. This is where art became inseparable from life, and this is where Pericles gave the funerary speech, that monument of the spoken word.
Athens is the symbol of freedom, art, and democracy in the conscience of the civilized world.
In Athens memory never fades. Wherever you stand, wherever you turn, the city's long and rich history will be alive in front of you.
In the centre of town are two hills, the Acropolis with the monuments from the Age of Pericles, and Lycabettus with the picturesque chapel of Ai Giorgis.
Athens today is a modern city, alive and on the go. Modern, but romantic as well, with busy streets and sqquares, shop windows a riot of colours, as well as little alleys in quiet, peaceful neighbourhoods such as Plaka and Mets.
In the countless shops, the visitor will find whatever he may need. In the tavernas and restaurants anyone can enjoy any taste sensation, in the night clubs, pubs, discos, and bars you can drink and dance the night away. Because in Athens, the fun never stops before daylight.