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.

The “Martaki” Bracelet Greek Custom

A surprise & delight story by Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Athens, who gifted all their hotel guests with a "Martaki" bracelet on the first day of March!

A Walk in the Forest

At the Tudor Hall Restaurant in Athens, Chef de Cuisine Alexandros Koskinas takes you to a walk in the woods, through his forest-inspired menu.

Christmas at the Winter Garden of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

The Winter Garden, the most elegant corner in the heart of Athens warmly welcomes the most wonderful time of the year and dresses up its Christmas attire by featuring an exclusive selection of festive events and epicurean journeys.

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Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Located on Syntagma Square, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens’ mythical history. Providing breathtaking views of the famed Acropolis and Parthenon, the Parliament or lush Lycabettus Hill.

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Being one of Athens’ most prestigious hotels, the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel is situated right in the heart of the city. Dating back to 1930, its 102 rooms have hosted not only legendary personalities but also some of Athens’ most astonishing events.
white dome beside body of water

Athens Olympic Stadium

The Athens Olympic Sports Complex hosts an array of events. The most significant was the Olympic Games in 2004.
Panthenon, Athens

Temple of Olympian Zeus

The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the way taken by emperors when they entered the city after a major military victory.
white and orange concrete house

Plaka

Plaka is an enchanting cobblestone neighborhood embracing archeological sites, small tavernas, colourful flower stands and artisan shops.

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

– John Milton