Athens | Greece

Centuries before Rome, Paris, Berlin, or London could boast being European capitals, that mantle was held, unchallenged, by Athens.

Once seat of the powerful Greek Empire and birthplace of Western civilization, culture, philosophy, and the still-profound ideas of public discourse and self-governance – there’s no denying, Athens has seen better days.

The 2009 financial crisis left the modern Greek economy in tatters. Still, Athens remains a destination richly gilded in history, culture, and cuisine.


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