Athens is The Capital and Largest City of Greece

Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest human presence around the 11th–7th millennium BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.

Follow the exciting journey of two Starwood Preferred Guest Members as they unveil their perfect day exploring Athens.

Athens is home to some of the amazing ancient sites and together with a local guide, Richard and Kim learned about the great architectural and historic significance of one of the most visited sights in the Greece, Acropolis. Later on, they watched the changing of the guards “Evzones” in front of the Unknown Soldier statue, a symbol of the Hellenic Republic. Next stop was The Olympic Stadium of Modern Times or “The Kallimarmaro Stadium” which is situated right opposite the National Gardens’ entrance.

Not to be missed, Plaka, which an enchanting cobblestone neighborhood to explore and is renowned for its diverse range of delightful restaurants and iconic small shops to buy memorable souvenirs. The night ended with a dinner at the GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar of Hotel Grande Bretagne, offering a breathtaking view. In the most ideal location, the uninterrupted views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus hill and the Parliament are truly magnificent.

This is the perfect way of SPG Members, Richard and Kim, exploring Athens. Enjoy discovering yours.

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Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence.

– John Milton