Athens is the city with the most celebrated history in the world, a city worshipped by the ancients and today, teeming with the energy and dynamism of a city and country in transition. This captivating capital of 4.5 million people is where democracy was born. Today, Athens is a sprawling, modern metropolis that blends the ancient with the modern. Whether you are drawn to explore the Acropolis and its world-class museum, browse book stalls in the Agora and city center markets, or jettison off to one of hundreds of fabled Greek islands from one of the city’s vibrant ports, Athens offers something for everyone.
Affordable and lively, Athens is a city of many facets, ideal for young people who would like to experience the broad range of activities that it has to offer. Visits to archaeological sites and beaches, and daytrips to nearby islands and quaint towns — you can do it all here! More than any other European capital, Athens is also famous for its nightlife, as well as its culinary and cultural programs.