The Acropolis, situated on a great hill in the center of Athens, is also at the center of Western civilization. Here, in buildings like the inspiring Parthenon, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle contributed to the birth of modern thought some 2,400 years ago. A city of immense size has grown around these ruins, with the opportunity to see more fascinating antiquities in its many splendid museums. Acquire your own treasures in the form of distinctive Greek jewelry, and savor traditional Greek music and dance in the city's spirited nightspots.

Good to Know

  • Lively and actively expanding gay scene
  • Generally inclusive
  • Civil unions legal since December 2015

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Melia Athens


Melia Athens is a contemporary hotel with a refined appearance and is located within walking distance from the National Archaeological Museum, the Greek Parliament, the National Library and is only 50 meters from the central Metro Station. The Melia Athens provides a selection of 136 luxury rooms located on 8 floors. All the rooms have a wide range of amenities, including marble bathrooms with Hydro- massage bathtubs or shower jet massage cabins, mini-bar, air-conditioning (i ...

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Divani Palace Acropolis

Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel in Athens is a testimony to a fascinating history. Entwining old and new, this simply irresistible luxury hotel in Athens, sits just below the shadow of Acropolis, moments away from the old quarter of Plaka, the brand new archaeological Museum of Acropolis and the well known Herodion theatre.

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