Athens is not just about history

Athens has intriguing impressions of the bygone era. Whether it’s walking through the narrow lanes of Plaka neighbourhood or ascending to the revered rock of the Acropolis and catching sight of the beautiful Parthenon temple, every nook and corner of this fascinating city ooze mystic. Go down the historic lane on the quaint cobbled roads at Philopappou Hill. Get captivated by the ancient tomb sculptures and stelae of Kerameikos. Sit by the Iridanos River and enjoy a journey back in time. If you thought Athens is just about history, you got to check out the traditional bazaar of Monastiraki, and experience the magnetic nightlife in Psyrri area, which has an array of interesting bars, cafes and clubs.

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3.7 How green, clean and responsible is Athens? This rating indicates how much a destination has progressed towards sustainability, based on the scores of 4 themes: Nature, Culture, Green Economy and if there has been developed a policy to maintain the these sustainable efforts in the future, captured in the theme Future Proof. If the destination managed to have a satisfactory level of efforts on all themes, it has received a rating higher than 6 with a green indicator. These best practices are an examples for the destinations with a rating lower than 6. These destinations with an orange or red indicator have a low performance but are working to convert towards a satisfactory sustainability performance in the future.

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  • 4.2Nature

    In this destination you have access to naturem the environment is respected and it is clean and green

    • 6.0wildlife watching
    • 2.7scenery
    • 3.0nature
    • 6.9Water quality
    • 4.0Air quality
  • 5.9Culture

    In this destination the cultural elements like old artefacts, buildings or landscapes are taken care of and respected.

    • 6.5cultural heritage
    • 4.3local character
    • 7.0hospitality
    • 5.7human respect
  • 4.6Economy

    This destination provides means to organisations, inhabitants and visitors to create a green and clean environment (separate waste collection, green energy, climate adaptation)

    • 5.5tourisme sector
    • 3.9green economy
    • 4.4economy & society
  • 0.5Future proof

    This destination is doing its best to be a genuinely responsible, environmentally and economically healthy place now and in the future

    • 1.1green progress
    • 0.0destination certification