'Amazing' city in Greece named one of the world's best destinations

Creator: Nico Trinkhaus The Temple of Hephaestus in Athens green

According to this year's Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, one city should be on their bucket list.

Every year, Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards crown the world’s best holiday destinations. When it comes to culture, there’s one city in Greece that packs an extra punch.

In Tripadvisor’s rankings, Athens was crowned one of the world’s best cities for tourists looking for a cultural break.

A spokesperson said: “Once known for smog, traffic and tacky architecture, Athens is a city reformed thanks to fortunes brought by the 2004 Summer Olympics.

“Spotless parks and streets, an ultra-modern subway, new freeways, an accessible airport and all signs in perfect English make the city easily negotiable.

“Meriting more than a stopover en route to the islands, sophisticated Athens sites include many pillars of Western history, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as treasures in the National Archaeological Museum.”

As the heart of one of the world’s most influential ancient civilisations, Athens has an incredible range of monuments to explore.

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The Parthenon towers over the Greek capital and is the city’s top-rated attraction on Tripadvisor.

A former temple, the Parthenon, was dedicated to the goddess Athena during the fifth century BC.

Nowadays, tourists can explore the ancient temple and learn more about the thousands of people that worshipped the goddess.

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