Athens is a city that has been around for over 5,000 years, and today it is a bustling European capital with a palpable appreciation for the good things in life. Enjoy a slow morning in Plaka with a cup of traditional Greek coffee streetside. Then hike up to the ancient Acropolis and descend through olive trees in the agora. Hop a tram from Syntagma Square to the ritzy riviera for a swim, and return by nightfall for rooftop dining in Monastiraki with expansive views of the surrounding hills.
Published on September 15, 2016 by Conde Nast Traveler