Athens Modern Greek: Αθήνα, Athína, is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens, as a landlocked location was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus.
A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC in later centuries on the rest of the then known European continent.
Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2012, Athens was ranked the world's 39th richest city by purchasing power and the 77th most expensive.
Each year, more and more travelers are choosing Athens for their leisure and business travel all year round. There are several reasons;
- Athens offers a variety of things to see and do, and most of the times, under favorable weather conditions.
- Athens is considered one of Europe's safest capitals; its transportation network is user-friendly; there are numerous museums and archeological sites and hundreds of restaurants to satisfy every taste. Surrounded by a lining of stunning seas and mountains,
- Athens is filled with gems just waiting to be discovered. Located at the crossroads of three continents, the capital of Greece with an overall population of close to four million has often been the hub of many cultures. Characterized by a culture and people that are welcoming and hospitable, every visitor just feels at home.
Today, a beautiful confluence of ancient and modern, vibrancy and splendor, tradition and cosmopolitanism, will leave you breathless, at a loss for something to say. There are times when there are just not enough words; when you first set eyes on the mighty Parthenon, when music and laughter energize the ravelling alleyways ofPlaka, when you feast on the Mediterranean’s famous life-affirming cuisine. All these moments and more will leave you craving the right words to fit with what you see and feel.
Why choose Athens?
- People, Culture and Hospitality
- Sophisticated Cosmopolitan City
- Safe and Vibrant City
- World-famous cuisine
- Easily Accessible Agapi most of the World’s Destinations
- Natural Beauty and Breathtaking contrasts
- Competitive Delegate Rates
- World-class Facilities and Services
The city that hosted Olympic Games 2004
• Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” – the most important air-hub in South-eastern Europe and the most awarded airport worldwide, with a total of 12 top honors in the last nine years. • The Athens public transportation network offers you a wide variety of routes, combining many different means, namely the metro, railway, buses, trolleybuses and trams. • The Athens Metro is not just a means of transport. It also functions as an underground museum since many stations display archaeological finds at the exact spot where they were discovered.