Attica (Attiki) borders Sterea Ellada and the Saronic Gulf to the South. Athens, the capital of Greece, and Piraeus, the major port, are in Attica. Washed by the celebrated Attic light, it is full of memories of the past: In Sounion, the sanctuaries of Poseidon and Athena, in Vravrona the sanctuary of Artemis, in Rhamnous that of Nemesis, in Marathon the famous victory of the Greeks against the Persians, in Eleusis (Elefsina) the sanctuary of Demeter, as well as Byzantine monuments such as Kaisiariani and Daphni monasteries. Another special characteristic is the great variety of landscapes – from its beautiful mountains Parnitha, Penteli and Hymettus to the seaside, teeming with life, especially in the summer, around the clock to daybreak.
The oldest inhabited city in the world, the cradle of democracy and Western civilisation as we know it today, began as a small fortified village built on top of the Acropolis rock as far as 3.000 years BC.
The capital of Greece took its name from the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. This is where that marvel of architecture, the Parthenon, was created. This is where art became inseparable from life.
The city of Athens grew from a small fortified habitation on top of the Acropolis rock into one of the most powerful city-states of the ancient world and produced some of the most famous philosophers, artists and writers, their names world famous through the history of the human race. There are few who do not know the names of Socrates, Plato, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and many, many more.
As it is natural, Athens today is full of museums and archaeological sites of the utmost interest, as more or less, is all of Greece, and one can almost follow the glory that Athens was through a visit to the Acropolis museum, the National Archaeological museum, the museum of Keramikos and naturally the ancient Acropolis where one of the architectural wonders of the world, the Parthenon, can be seen and admired.
Modern Athens is a cosmopolitan city, which offers the foreign visitor unlimited possibilities for excursions, sightseeing, night life.
Modern, but romantic as well, with busy streets and squares, shop windows, as well as little alleys in quiet, peaceful neighbourhoods such as Plaka and Mets. In the countless shops, the visitor will find whatever he may need. In the taverns and restaurants he can enjoy any taste sensation, in the night clubs, pubs, discos, and bars he can drink and dance the night away. Because in Athens, the fun never stops before daylight.
Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Thission Doric Temple, The Agora ruins, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theatre of Dionysus, Plaka, The Olympic Stadium, Parliament and Presidential Palace, National Archaeological Museum, Benaki Museum.
The easy accessibility with flights from all over the world, the good weather during the whole year and the high quality of accommodation, places for events ,catering facilities and venues, have established Athens as a destination that can accommodate corporate events, conferences and incentives.