Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens is also one of the oldest cities in the world and It was the center of arts, knowledge and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, widely known as the birthplace of democracy.
Athens today is a cosmopolitan metropolis and the central of economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece.
Athens is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe due to historical attractions that it provides, but also due to famous Athenian Riviera which is only thirty minutes away from the city center.
Athenian Riviera is along the Saronic Gulf and has dozens of organized and free beaches, starting from the southern suburbs of Athens and reaching the cape Sounion. The access from city center is easy and there also a lot of hotels and tourist attractions there.