Discover Athens

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 - a romantically city

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.


›Athens - city of culture

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.


›Athens - City of art

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

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Benaki Museum
  • Byzantine & Christian Museum
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Museum of Ismalic Art
  • Benaki Museum Pireos Annexe


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