The city of Athens, the historical capital of Europe. Welcome to the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of Western civilisation. Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities. Its recorded history spans around 3.400 years and it is being inhabited since the 11th millennium B.C. E. Today, under the shadow of the Parthenon, the contemporary urban scenery of the sprawling city reflects its exciting history, its multi-cultural modern personality as well as the infrastructure and facilities.
The perfect Mediterranean climate with the legendary Greek sunlight, the unique combination of glorious history with modern, urban innovation, the coexistence of great culture with astonishing natural beauty, the high standard hotel accommodation, modern means of transportation such as the cutting edge modern metro, the vibrant rhythm of life, the wide choice of opportunities for shopping, dining and nightlife and of course the warmth of the Athenians people feature Athens as the ideal all year round city break destination.
The city of Parthenon is an open-air museum. A large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3 km pedestrian zone, one of the largest in Europe. It leads to the major archaeological sites (“archaeological park”), reconstructing – to a large degree – the ancient landscape. Either on foot or by bike, the ‘’Grande Promenade’’ around Acropolis is an unforgettable journey through history.
It is also a city that lives and breathes football through its different footballing entities, such as AEK Athens, our host, Panathinaikos, Atromitos, Panionios, and Olympiacos