Tourist arrivals to the Greek capital are on a steady rise, and the reasons are plenty. According to a recent survey, archeological attractions are no longer the sole reason that many tourists come to Athens; they’re also attracted by the city’s modern cultural life, its residents’ attitude, and its entertainment and leisure scene. Winner of the prestigeous European Capital of Innovation Award, the city is on top of its game in many fields. Meanwhile, it also seems to be slowly establishing itself as a year-round city-break destination.
On the 159 pages of this edition of Greece Is Athens, we dive into the creative side of the city; you're introduced to the exciting art scene, the rise of shared work spaces, the trendiest of the new shops and hangouts, the quirky boutique hotels, and much more. You'll also find a useful 72 hour guide to the city, an introduction to its Modernist architectural gems, a roundup of the most essential archeological sites, and all the information you need to enjoy the booming restaurant scene, fun things to do when it rains, and a thrilling excursion outside the city.