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Destination Athens

Athens, brimming with history and vibrant with life is recognized as the birthplace of civilization. The source of many of the West’s intellectual and artistic conceptions, reminders are redolent throughout the city. The most famous of these is the Parthenon, which dominates the Athenian landscape and is unsurpassed in its beauty, architectural splendor and historic importance. The city’s many classical remains can be discovered in the excellent museums, including the stunning new Acropolis Museum and the newly renovated National Archaeological Museum with its superb collection of Greek antiquities.

Modern Athens is a vibrant metropolis and Greece’s principal centre for business and foreign trade. Regenerated and transformed to hold the highly successful 2004 Olympic Games, Athens demonstrated it has the facilities, services and infrastructure to host the most demanding global event.

Bathed in light and drenched in sunshine for 300 days of the year, the vibrant city streets and squares are full of pavement cafe’s and an astonishing number of restaurants of all styles.

Easily accessible to global destinations through Athens International Airport, Athens has a long history of hosting international conferences and arts events.

The Megaron Athens International Centre itself is right in the heart of the city.

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For full destination information contact the Athens Convention Bureau

www.athensconventionbureau.gr