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Athens – The Haven of Ancient Architecture and Modern Amenities

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The birthplace of democracy, Athens, has been undergoing a period of urban renewal since the city was host to the 2004 Olympics. Considered to be one of Europe’s liveliest and safest cities, Athens leaves its visitors with a long lasting impression of its vibrant street life and relaxed lifestyle. Athens has a recorded history spanning around 3,400 years.

Piraeus is a must see when visiting Athens. This is the main port of Greece and one of the major ports of the Mediterranean. Piraeus’ beauty can be enjoyed most in the eastern region, around Zea Marina and the lovely Mikrolimano harbor. The harbor is lined with restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The area’s elite live in the attractive residential neighborhood of Kastella on the hill above Mikrolimano. The swanky apartment blocks around Freatida provide an amazing view of the sea. The ancient walls surrounding the Piraeus harbor are bordered by promenade trees.
The must-visit sights in Piraeus are:
Hellenic Maritime Museum, which brings the maritime history of Greece to life, with a fine display of models of ancient and modern ships and seascapes.

Museum of the Electric Railway, located in the area’s metro station

Piraeus Archaeological Museum, exhibiting several critical finds from the classical and Roman era

 

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