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Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is one of the world's
oldest cities. It is the birthplace of Classical Greece whose history dates
to around 3500 years. Tourists in this city are treated with its remarkable
plethora of 5th-century BC landmarks. This city was once home to Plato's
Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum. Athens is said to be the first democratic
city in the European continent. The city hosted the first modern Olympic
Games in 1896 and again in 2004, a highly sought-after honor very few
cities in the world have.
Things to do in Athens
Byzantine and Christian Museum
Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens is among the most important
museums of Byzantine Art in the world. This museum is home to a spectacular
collection of more than 25000 scriptures, murals, ceramic, fabrics, and
manuscripts dating back to 3rd century AD up to the late Medieval Era.
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel featuring the odds and ends of
several ancient buildings of enormous architectural and historic
significance in Athens. Major highlights among all these buildings are the
Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Athens-Epidaurus Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Greece.
It is celebrated from every year from May to October in Athens and the
adjacent city of Epidaurus, and encompasses musical, theatrical and other
Best Time to Visit Athens
The best time to book flights from New York City to Athens is during the
summer season from June to August. Athens celebrates its festivals like
Athens & Epidaurus Festival, International Jazz & Blues Festival
and Rockwave Festival during this period, and hence it is advisable to book
Athens flights well in advance if booking during the peak time.