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Athens is the capital, as well as the largest city of Greece. With its history of about 7000 years, it is one of the world's oldest cities, and an amalgamation of historic and the modern world can be seen throughout. It is the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and western civilization and is known for its nightlife and shopping.
The Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Athen’s most treasured and famous landmark. Within this citadel lies a cluster of still-standing regal structures, all displaying the classic ancient Greek style of architecture that tell stories of the city and its people at the peak of its glory. The numerous historical attractions like the Parthenon, Acropolis, and Ancient Agora make it a fascinating place to visit. Even today, Athens bursts with culture and colour, retaining its vibrance. Cafes are open from 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM with great food, especially some mouthwatering, exotic Mediterranean cuisine. There are diverse options for shopping ranging from colourful bazaars to suburban malls. Its importance on the global map makes it a prime destination for nightlife. Also, Athens is full of galleries and museums due to its history.
The main centre of Athens is Syntagma Square, surrounded by the main neighbourhoods like Plaka, Monastiraki, Thissio and Kolonaki. These areas are home to many beautiful neoclassical buildings, trendy cafes, shops and quiet streets. Athens is where the main international airport of the country is located. It also connects the nearby Cycladic and other islands to the mainland by regular ferries. So, every tourist visiting Greece always lands in Athens. With an efficient transport system, exploring Athens is not a hassle at all. A journey through this city is like an unforgettable journey through time.
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