Athens - For a Good Old Time
There's a lot to like about Athens; the birthplace of democracy, the inspiration behind the Olympics and the site of the real philosopher's stone is not only a cultural heavy hitter, but it's a city where food and the fine art of bar hopping is easily indulged in.
Ideal for cheap city breaks, Athens is home to the Parthenon, it's the site of the Acropolis and it's where you'll find a people proud of their contributions to the world. Notwithstanding the odd euro drama or two.
There are Roman and Byzantine monuments galore and the medieval Daphni Monastery is rather awe inspiring. Athens is home to the National Archaeological Museum, featuring what many describe as the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Acropolis Museum.
The climate makes for pleasant getting about and you'll find a taverna and restaurant on every second corner. Many of them quite good! If you fancy a new year's getaway, New Year breaks in Athens are made easy by the forgiving climate.
The metro system is modern and convenient, the pollution of the late 70s has been abated by a series of good programs and the Athens of today is a comfortable, well-developed city. For a good old time, you can't beat a European city break in Athens.
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