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Athens Riviera: where the crumbling cliff top Temple of Poseidon stands over the gleaming Aegean Sea

Dating back 3,500 years, Greece’s capital Athens has always been at the heart of civilisation. As the hub of the ancient world much of western society’s most celebrated philosophy, writing and theatre was born here. Today, a third of the Greek population lives in Athens making it a vibrant spot for a holiday in Athens.

Athens is dominated by the famous Acropolis, which rises from the centre of the city as a memorial to Ancient Greek achievement. Here lies the mighty Parthenon, which has stood for over 2,000 years, defining the Athenian skyline.

We can also book you passes to the local museums. You’ll find priceless collections of excavated artefacts at the National Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Benáki Museum. Nearby at Cape Sounion, the Temple of Poseidon towers atop cliffs that tumble into the gleaming Aegean.

We can also recommend a number of hotels in the Plaka neighbourhood, where you’ll be immersed in local culture. Like a village within the city, the Athens Riviera is packed with cobbled streets, restaurants and cafes. If you wish to travel a little further afield, we’ll book you on a flight (or a ferry) to some of Greece’s most beautiful islands.

Take it from us – kicking back with a book on the beach in Mykonos, Santorini or Crete after Athens will definitely give your Greek holiday a luxurious edge!

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