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Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance.
Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm, with a huge number of world-class cultural activities. A large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sites (“archaeological park”), reconstructing – to a large degree – the ancient landscape. Numerous monuments where Aristotle, Plato, Pericles, and others were once walking still exist today and invite you to enjoy the Hellenic Sun.
Apart from the wonderful coast of Attica where you can swim or enjoy the thriving nightlife, within a couple of hours travel from Athens you can enjoy numerous historical sites, such as the oracle of Delphi or the temple of Sounio, as well as amazing islands such as Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete. This will be an unforgettable experience, not only of technology and collaboration, but also of some of the best that European nature and culture has to offer! Find more about making your stay in Athens even more interesting, here: http://www.breathtakingathens.com/