Athens, Greece

Learn a little something about this key location

Why travel to Athens this summer?

Visiting Athens is like stepping into history! As Greece’s capital and largest city, it is also one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years.

Athens was known for its political and cultural impact and was a center for the arts, philosophy, and learning. Its ancient history is still evident with landmarks across the city, including the famous Acropolis, a must-do for any history buff.

The first ever Olympic games were held right in Athens, a tradition that is still going strong around the world. Travelers might find themselves immersed in Greek culture, learning a traditional Greek dance, devouring a delicious gyro, or watching a performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, one of the world’s oldest and finest open-air theatres.

Discover all the history and Greek traditions on a Travel Teen Network program that visits Athens!