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The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital. The city of seven hills, this sprawling urban center hosts nearly 4 million residents and attracts almost as many annual visitors from around the world. The birthplace of Western civilization, Athens boasts a vibrant nightlife and a diverse culinary scene, offering impassioned foodies a chance to explore a range of trendy mainstream restaurants, traditional taverns, and alternative cafes. Famous for its ancient monuments that sit as they did thousands of years ago, sophisticated and cosmopolitan Athens remains one of Europe's safest and most livable cities dedicated to preserving its age-old traditions and indulging its hedonistic urban lifestyle. Athens is in Attica. Plan how to spend your time in Athens and other destinations in Greece using our Greece travel planner.
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Where to stay in Athens

If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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