Athens, The Gift From The Gods

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If you expected to find a ruined old city in Athens, you are in for a big surprise. In Athens, history engulfs with modernity in the architecture and culture of Greece. As you walk around the city, you will be greeted by historic landmarks that attest to the splendor and majesty that this famous city enjoyed during the Roman era.

You can easily navigate the streets of Athens thanks to a major makeover that was carried out before the 2004 Olympics. The air is now clear, a sharp contrast to decades ago when smog was heavy and the town was congested due to rapid growth.

History comes alive in the many landmarks such as the Parthenon, Temple of Athena, the Acropolis, among others. As you walk in the outskirts of the city, you will encounter other significant locations of the time, for instance, the Marathon.

In the summer evenings, restaurants and cafes begin spilling into the streets. Enjoy the boisterous and tireless nightlife in the city, whether you want to go to a disco or drink the night away in bars and pubs. The rich Greek culture will fascinate you while you are in Athens, especially the cuisine, which features heavily Mediterranean Sea menu. At the Athens port, you can board a ferry to visit the surrounding islands.

Athens is the true city of the gods, where history comes alive through the many preserved landmarks and locations. Modern architecture is spread all over the town in notable buildings like libraries, museums and hotels which, we must mention are world class.

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