Discover Athens

Discover Athens

Welcome to Athens!

Athens stands as Europe’s historical nucleus and a global icon, renowned for its important role in shaping democracy, arts, science, and philosophy in Western civilization over a span of approximately 3,400 years!

Embracing the chance to attend N&G 2025 offers a remarkable opportunity to delve into this extraordinary city and relish its idyllic Mediterranean climate. Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Greece’s capital, rich with pride and passion.


Top things to do in Athens

1. Monastiraki

Tourists flock to the charming Old Town market district of Monastiraki, a beloved destination. While souvenirs line its storefronts, there's a diverse array of offerings to suit every palate!

2. Parthenon

Beyond mere remnants of an ancient temple, the Parthenon stands as an emblem of Western civilization, rendering it a must-visit destination for essential tours in Athens!

3. Acropolis Museum

While largely in ruins today, the Acropolis serves as a testament to Athens' bygone grandeur. Over 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the site are now on display at the Acropolis Museum!

4. National Archaeological Museum

Regarded as among the finest museums globally, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens houses numerous pivotal artifacts from Greece's rich history.

5. Temple of Olympian Zeus

Once hailed as the quintessence of Doric architecture, the significant Olympieion temple housed the renowned Statue of Zeus in gold, counted among the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

6. Temple of Athena Nike

Nike, the Ancient Greek term for victory, inspired the construction of the Temple of Athena Nike atop the Acropolis, strategically erected to bolster the Athenian Empire's campaigns against Sparta.

7. Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square, named in homage to the Greek Constitution of 1844, has stood as the focal point of Greek political activity since its inception, situated at the base of the Old Royal Palace.

8. Plaka

This legendary neighborhood nestled at the base of the Acropolis is referred to as the ``Neighborhood of the Gods.`` Plaka offers an excellent opportunity for leisurely strolls and a chance to witness an ongoing archaeological excavation!

Discover the Taste of Athens

Athens is currently experiencing a culinary renaissance, with some of its most delectable dishes available on the streets, in traditional tavernas, and the emerging trend of polished neo-tavernas. Whether you crave upscale dining or the authentic flavors of local tavernas, Athens caters to every palate. Key staples like olive oil, vegetables, fish, and feta infuse Greek cuisine with unforgettable taste sensations, ensuring every meal is a memorable experience.

Useful links & resources

We have collected a couple of useful resources and links to make your journey more organized and help you select your hot spots. Enjoy!

Visit Athens
Conventions and Visitors Bureau
Acropolis Museum
Eat and Drink in Athens
Events in Athens
Getting to Athens

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