Athens – a holiday in a city of rough charm
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When standing on the Acropolis hill, you cannot help turning your gaze to the past and some great moments in history. From the foot of the awe-inspiring columns and statues, a view opens over the city where philosophy and the concept of Western democracy were conceived.
Seen at the bottom of the hill is the ancient town square, Agora, which was the centre of commerce and political life in ancient Athens and where Socrates held his debates.
But a holiday in Athens is much more than history. Visible from the Acropolis is also the throbbing modern metropolis of Athens, where visitors will find busy markets, noisy restaurants and tavernas and trendy fashion boutiques.
One of the most interesting, recently discovered city districts is Kerameikos with its small restaurants and bars and Gazi, which is popular for its nightspots and also for the cultural venue Technopolis built in a former gasworks. Athens’s museums are also world famous. The absolute high point is the astounding Acropolis Museum that should not be missed. The best way is to combine your visit with a trip to the Acropolis.