Athens, a metropolis of the world, is the capital of Greece and a place rooted in glorious history. It is one of the oldest cities of the world, as evidenced by the plethora of its archeological sites.
The Parthenon, on the top of the “rock” of the Acropolis, the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Market (Agora) and the multitude of Hellenistic and Roman monuments in the historical center, make Attiki the center of attraction for millions of tourists every year. But, by travelling to every corner of the prefecture, you will experience the unique history of this region.
Athens also hosts some of the most important Museums of the world. The Acropolis Museum houses the findings of the Acropolis of Athens, a strong attraction for millions of tourists. The National Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Greek Folk Art and Musical Instruments, the War Museum, the Benaki Museum, the Numismatic Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the National Gallery, the Planetarium, the Foundation of Hellenic World and many more art galleries adorn the center of Athens. In fact, the whole city center is really an open-air museum that combines archeological treasures with modern cultural monuments.
The first Modern Olympic Games were held in the city of Athens in 1896. This lost tradition of Ancient Greece was reborn in the city, after almost 1500 years of being banned. This major international multi-sport event again returned to Athens for a second time in 2004.