A modern city with ancient history at the foot of the Acropolis

Welcome to Athens, the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of western civilisation. How many cities do you know that have such an impressive resume? Athens is one of the most historic cities in the world, dating back as far as the 8th century BC. You can witness its rich cultural heritage and history all throughout the now-modern city, but of course the highlight of this is the iconic Acropolis from the 5th century BC proudly overlooking this sprawling metropolis. You can also witness some of the city’s ancient history in its metro of all places! When the cutting edge metro system was built for the Olympic games in 2004, over 50,000 artifacts were found, many of which can be seen in the displays in the metro stations as you quickly and easily travel your way throughout the city. Speaking of travel, Athens is located directly adjacent to Piraeus, the port city that offers direct ferry access to many other Greek islands. So whether Athens is your final destination or you plan on island hopping after your arrival, this is the perfect place to start your Greek adventure. And that adventure is bound to be a sunny one! Athens is one of the sunniest capitals in Europe and only averages about 5 days of rain per year. You can spend your days in the sunshine along the Athens coast and your evenings experiencing one of the city’s over 150 theaters. The theater scene is one of the oldest and most impressive in the world, rivalling even that of Broadway. So whether you are catching the metro, catching some waves, or catching a play, sunny and historic Athens is guaranteed to catch and keep your attention!