In the capital city of Plato and Aristotle, the emphasis (as you can imagine) is on all things ancient. But don’t assume that this is just a city of silent stone—Athens is very alive, very cosmopolitan and the cultural, political and economic heart of the country.
On etr’s Greece Learning Adventures, we explore all sides of Athens, taking in the famed monuments of Ancient Greece, the architecture of the 19th century Plaka district, and the lively theatres, cafes, and boutiques that make this city modern. We’ll make time for the famed National Archaeological Museum and possibly the lively Pandrossou Street Market, a great location for finding that perfect memento of your time in the capital.
Yes, as Athens is a busy, boisterous city, there is a well-worn, open all year, look to much of the city. But it is a spirited city with three million proud, hospitable Greeks ready to share with us the ancient archaeological gems which have shined since the time of Pericles. From the emblematic Parthenon to the elaborate Agora, our march through history will leave us in awe of the ancients.