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The Guardian Explores Athens

An impression of Athens from the interior of the Herod Atticus Theater. Photo © GTP

Athens’ sites of interest, hotels, bars and restaurants are featured in an extensive article, recently published in the online edition of the British daily newspaper, The Guardian.

Monastiraki square, Athens. Photo credit: Region of Attica

Written by travel writer Rachel Howard, the article suggests that travelers explore the city with the help of locals and visit the landmark Parthenon and the popular Plaka district, as well as the city’s museums and particularly the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Byzantine and Christian Museum and the Benaki Museum.

In addition, The Guardian refers to the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, which currently houses the Greek national opera and library, and is surrounded by a 52-acre park dotted with playgrounds and picnic spots.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Photo: © Maria Theofanopoulou

Furthermore, the newspaper suggests that travelers visit less popular but distinctive neighborhoods such as Koukaki near the Acropolis or hit the nearby beaches at the capital’s southern coast.

The article also refers to Athens’ large number of enterprises created by young entrepreneurs.

“The revival of Europe’s classical capital has attracted plenty of artists, curators and digital nomads,” Howard says, adding that “it is entrepreneurial young Athenians who are opening pop-up restaurants, design collectives and guesthouses, regenerating derelict buildings in rough-around-the-edges areas such as Pangrati, Kypseli and Keramikos“.

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