Athens, the capital of Greece, is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered to be the birthplace of western civilization. And of course, democracy!
Visible from almost every part of the city and the is the hub around which Athens still revolves is the Acropolis. This temple city, built in the 5th century BC, is a reminder of Greek heritage and Athens many transformations.
It appears as if all the homes are angled toward this landmark. And no matter where you sit, you’ll be able to appreciate the Acropolis’ many moods, as the light shifts and the clouds cast their shifting shadows.
Athens is filled with history, mythology, and drama, philosophy and early church history.
Greece is made up of over 2,000 islands and only 170 of them are inhabited. The closest island to Athens is Aegina. Aegina Island has a large port town and four sandy beaches, Getting to Aegina from Athens is simple: A hydrofoil from the port of Piraeus ferries you from Athens to the Island.