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One minute of dodging the packs of mopeds in Syndagma will prove that Athens refuses to become a museum. The city's past and present coexist in a strange yet beautiful harmony. Ancient ruins sit quietly amid the hectic modern streets as quiet testaments to its rich history, and the Acropolis looms larger than life over the city, a perpetual reminder of ancient glory. Hellenistic monuments and Byzantine churches recall an era of foreign invaders, when Athens was ruled from Macedonia , Rome , and Constantinople . The reborn democracy of the past two centuries has revived the city in a wave of madcap construction: the conflicted, oddly adolescent metropolis has gutted its crumbling medieval mansions to become a dense concrete jungle.

Countless vantage points from Athens 's seven hills look out over this sprawling work of centuries: Lycavittos, the Acropolis, Pnyx, Strefi, Philloppapou, Hymettus and the Hill of the Nymphs. Crowded, noisy, and totally alive.

In the past 100 years, the city's population has exploded from a count of 169 families to almost half of Greece 's 10.5 million residents. The prep­arations for the 2004 Olympic Games have sparked another urban renewal, as the transit authority fights the sinister nefos (smog) by banning cars from historic Plaka, limiting driver access downtown, and building a new mass transit subway.


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 The Stanley
The Stanley, Athens
Conveniently located 1969 feet from Athens city center and just steps from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, Stanley Hotel features a rooftop pool, 2 restaurants and 3 bars, including an open-air bar on the more...
 Alexander's Penthouse
Alexander's Penthouse, Athens
Located in the heart of Athens, this air-conditioned penthouse features unique views of the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and Mount Lycabettus from its spacious terrace. more...
 Athens Mosaico Suites & Apartments
Athens Mosaico Suites & Apartments, Athens
Featuring a rooftop swimming pool with views over the Acropolis, Athens Mosaico Suites & Apartments is centrally located in Athens, just 164 feet from Metaxourgio Metro Station. more...
 Acropolis Elegant Penthouse
Acropolis Elegant Penthouse, Athens
Located on the 5th floor of a neoclassical building with wood parquet floors, Acropolis Elegant Penthouse offers self-catering accommodations in the center of Athens, 656 feet from Temple of Olympion more...
 Hidesign Athens Acropolis Penthouse In Plaka
Hidesign Athens Acropolis Penthouse In Plaka, Athens
Featuring city views, Hidesign Athens Acropolis Penthouse In Plaka is located around 200 yards from Adrianou Street. Guests staying at this apartment can use the fully equipped kitchen. more...
 Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
With a prime location, opposite Constitution Square and the House of Parliament, the Grande Bretagne features luxurious rooms and stunning city views from its magnificent rooftop terrace. more...
 Unique Acropolis View
Unique Acropolis View, Athens
Unique Acropolis View is located right in the center of Athens, just 300 yards from Odeum of Herodes Atticus and a 5-minute walk from Acropolis Museum. more...
 Thiseio 1915
Thiseio 1915, Athens
Offering a terrace, Thiseio 1915 is located in the Athens City Centre district of Athens, 200 yards from Ancient Agora of Athens. Complimentary WiFi is featured. more...
 The Athens Explorer
The Athens Explorer, Athens
Located in the heart of Athens, within 0.4 miles of Onassis Cultural Centre and 0.4 miles of Filopappos Hill, The Athens Explorer offers city views. The property has free WiFi. more...
 Euryclea Residences
Euryclea Residences, Athens
Centrally located in Athens, Euryclea Residences is 984 feet from Syntagma Square and within a 5-minute walk of Plaka district. Zappion - National Garden is 1312 feet from the property. more...
 Olympus Residence
Olympus Residence, Athens
Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Olympus The Residence of Gods is located in Athens, 1312 feet from Panathenaic Stadium. War Museum is 1969 feet away. more...
 Center Of Athens Loft
Center Of Athens Loft, Athens
Located in Athens, within 80 yards of Ermou Street Shopping Area, Center Of Athens Loft offers accommodations with air conditioning. Guests staying at this apartment can use the free WiFi. more...
 Somewhere Vouliagmeni
Somewhere Vouliagmeni, Athens
Set in the exclusive, seaside suburb of Vouliagmeni, Somewhere Vouliagmeni features an outdoor pool and magnificent sea views. more...
 Athens Residence Apartments
Athens Residence Apartments, Athens
Centrally located in Athens, just a 10-minute walk from the Acropolis Museum, Athens Residence Apartments is a complex of elegantly decorated apartments with free WiFi access. more...
 Acropolis Caryatids Apartment 1
Acropolis Caryatids Apartment 1, Athens
Located 656 feet from Acropolis Metro Station and a 2-minute walk of Acropolis Museum in Athens, this modernly decorated, air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a balcony with city views. more...


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