The Acropolis with the Parthenon in Athens, Greece


History, history, history! Wherever you wander in the intriguing city of Athens, you will find both the obvious attractions and hidden gems around every corner. These ancient buildings are unmissable, but if history isn’t your bag, there’s still so much to see and do in Greece’s capital.

Athens is an exhilarating blend of contemporary cool and ancient history. Even if you are all about all things hipster, you can’t fail to be charmed by the birthplace of democracy. When it comes to the ancient buildings, the Acropolis is the crème de la crème. This citadel is regarded as one of the most important ancient sites in the world and is home to some of the most spectacular views of Athens. It is also where you will find the Parthenon – a resplendent marble temple built at the height of the Greek Empire.

However, if you prefer to gaze upon the wonder of these ancient sites at a rooftop bar with a glass of retsina and indulge in a plate of saganaki, head to one of the many establishments that afford incredible views of the Acropolis and beyond. Athens is fast becoming a thriving city renowned for its expansive culinary scene – from its budget-friendly tavernas where you devour meze with the locals to restaurants offering haute cuisine which takes influence from everywhere from Syria to Ethiopian, there’s a world of flavours to explore in Athens.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Athens

One of the biggest draws to Athens is, without a doubt, the food. From traditional Greek fare in tavernas that play invigorating bouzouki music to top-quality international cuisine where you can choose from the likes of Ethiopian Shiro to Pad Thai, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to Athens’ expansive culinary scene.

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From the Acropolis to the Parthenon, 5 historic sites in Athens you can’t miss

Rich with treasures, steeped in history and full of intrigue around every corner – welcome to Athens. If you love culture and history, then you are in the right place. Whilst there are many newfangled structures that you can admire, to get a true sense of Ancient Greece, you have to follow in the fabled footsteps of the Athenian greats and meander around some of the best historic sites in Athens.

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Top 10 things to do in Athens

From its ancient citadels and world-famous museums to quirky street art and a pretty stellar coffee culture, Athens is an exhilarating blend of contemporary cool and ancient history. Even if you’re all about all things hipster over history, you won’t fail to be charmed by the birthplace of democracy. So, whether you’re an Athens first-timer or returning to this historic and culturally rich city, you won’t be short of things to do.

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After dark: A guide to Athens nightlife

Supperclub or speakeasy? Hip hotspot or hedonistic clubs twhere you can dance the night away? To those in the know, Athens is so much more thanthe Acropolis, the ancient Agora and ouzo. Although on a night out, you can certainly channel your inner Athenian by indulging in the anise-flavoured liqueur (on which note, you might be interested to know that there is no word in the Greek language for ‘hangover’ – Γεια μας!).