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When enjoying the opportunities to learn and network at ESGO 2019, you’ll also have the chance to explore the myriad delights of Greece's Capital city, Athens. A place that is rich with history, a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair.
Athens has many assets that make it a stunning and interesting destination and the perfect backdrop to ESGO 2019.
Athens is a dream city for anyone with a romantic streak or an interest in history. Sightseeing opportunities are to be found in abundance.
Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.
A large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sites. Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess. Cultural and social life plays out amid, around and in ancient landmarks.
The magnificent Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city, reminds Greeks daily of their heritage and the city's many transformations.
Top sights in Athens
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