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Why Go?

Post-Olympic sparkle; for the 2004 games the city spruced up its hotels, roads, and public transportation to the tune of $12 billion

Natural oases: the National Gardens, local beaches, and easy access to islands

Duh, the Acropolis

What To Skip

Taking stones as "souvenirs" from the ancient sites—it's uncool, and might get you arrested

What For:

Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Family, Nightlife

When To Go:

March, April, May, September

Hotels

Expert picks of the best places to stay in Athens

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