‘With equal measures of grunge and grace, Athens is a heady mix of ancient history and contemporary cool.‘ A clear statement on the Lonely Planet website (2022). The city accommodates so many layers of history, from ancient Greece until the neoclassical style of the 19th century. So much to see, so much energy to take in, all in one city.
Designed to be the pre-eminent monument of the Acropolis, the Parthenon epitomises the glory of Ancient Greece. Meaning ‘virgin’s apartment’, it’s dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the goddess embodying the power and prestige of the city. The largest Doric temple ever completed in Greece, the Parthenon took 15 years to build (Lonely Planet, 2022). Click here to read more!
Athens, the 2.500 year old historical capital of Europe, has always been a trailblazer. Some of humanity’s most exciting ideas were born here. Its exceptional past is coupled with a dynamic contemporary culture. Athens guarantees authentic experiences bonded to its heritage, present and future.
Art and culture are all around you in Athens: from landmark museums and tucked-away galleries, to classical architectural gems and creative street art. One can take a culture trip just by wandering around, giving your delegates an inspired perspective. (This is Athens, 2022)
Famous for its renowned Mediterranean cuisine, Athens offers an outstanding gastronomic scene. Its contemporary urban vibe caters to every appetite and style. From traditional street food souvlaki to modern Greek cuisine and awarded Michelin restaurants. If you would like to experience these local flavours, visit a food market like Varvakios Agora or visit an idyllic Greek farm for a unique farm-to-fork feast! (This is Athens, 2022)