Best Hotels in Athens, Greece For All Budgets

By Alex Kallimanis: Athens is Europe’s oldest capital. It is considered the birthplace of the foundations of western civilization. The city draws millions of visitors for world class sites like the Acropolis and great beaches around the mainland and Greek islands. As a dual Greek and American citizen, I’ve made 12 trips to Athens over…

view of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace of the Grand Bretagne Hotel in Athens

10 Reasons Athens Might Still be Europe’s Greatest City

Athens is the oldest capital city in Europe, with a population of around 5 million people. With history spanning thousands of years, Greece is considered the birthplace of western civilization. The long recession has allowed Athens to transform itself into a multi-layered society influenced by European neighbors. Today, trendy restaurants and cafes sit alongside ancient…