Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, the capital of Greece and the cradle of democracy.
The city was built around Acropolis and Lycabettus hills dominating the flatland. According to the legend, it was Athena who threw two rocks from the sky, to help protect the city from enemies.
Walking around the centre of this megapolis, with so many historic buildings and ancient monuments, it is easy to go back in time to the golden age of Greece, when Pericles built Parthenon, the finest specimen of Greek architecture.
Athens is particularly beautiful at night: trendy clubs, fine restaurants and great events make this city an ideal upscale entertainment venue.