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One of the oldest still inhabited cities in the world, Athens has had its share of triumphs and downfalls. All over the city, you’ll see ancient architecture mixed with modern skyscrapers, and not always in the most attractive fashion.

But spend some time here and the fierce independence of the Greeks will grow on you, as will their tendency to lavish hospitality on a foreigner.

Blend your intake of coffee and alcohol while “un-nighting” in the Plaka, sit and watch the Acropolis lit up at night, and study the Classical Style of much of the city.


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