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Athens

Highly recommended
Athens
The Essential
Highly recommended
From the great rock of the Acropolis, the city dubbed Tsimentoupoli ("Cement City") stretches as far as the eye can see and is home to more than a third of Greece's population and a whole host of ways of life. While the Parthenon continues to fascinate, the capital is much more than a sleepy relic of the past. It was rejuvenated in 2015 by a new cultural centre designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. Despite the economic crisis, nothing seems to deter tourists from visiting this sublime, frenetic and endlessly appealing city.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Athens

Athens National Archaeological Museum Athens National Archaeological Museum
Athens National Archaeological Museum
Athína
2:00
Parthenon Parthenon
Parthenon
Athína
1:30
Acropolis Acropolis
Acropolis
Athína
1:30
Lycabettos Lycabettos
Lycabettos
Athína
2:00
Acropolis Museum Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum
Athína
2:00
Temple of Athena Nike Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
Athína
1:30

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Athens, much more than just an urban museum

Athens is much more than its Acropolis and traffic jams. The Greek capital is not a ‘museum city’ stuck in time; its soul is revealed in the mosaic of its quarters.

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