Athens The Essential
With its magnificent tourist attractions (Parthenon, museums, narrow streets of Plaka) and recurrent sources of frustration (pollution, traffic, noise), Athens fascinates as much as it irritates. However, nothing seems to put off visitors to this appealing city. And though it still attracts fans of Ancient Greece, the capital sees itself just as much at one with the present and the future with its projects for new museums. Elusive Athens still has surprises in store for you!
Jewel of the Acropolis and masterpiece
The Parthenon, a Doric temple, was built
The Lycabettus, or Wolves' Hill, 278 m
An enormous stone vessel dominating the