The historical centre of Athens can be divided into three areas, all totally different from each other
and fine examples of the three main historical periods:
1) The archaeological area, the green belt of the city, is a concentration of the most magnificent monuments
of classical Greece situated inside an enormous pedestrian area which links parks, green areas and archaeological
sites. It's a unique place of extraordinary beauty!
Within the park there are the capital's main archaeological museums.
2) The ancient quarters, nearly all pedestrianized, have been well preserved and are full of exceptional samples
of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Neoclassical architecture. They are the ideal place for people who want to
discover Athens of old times.
3) The Modern Area of the historical centre has been the institutional, commercial and vital centre of the capital for the last
two centuries. Unlike the other two areas, it has maintained a rich architectural energy throughout the years,
and today can offer the onlooker original contrasts between classical and post-modern aesthetics, with colonnades
and reflecting glass fašades. The area is dominated by tall modern buildings literally leaning against 19th
century villas; it should be explored in depth and appreciated for its continual evolution, , which
gives us an insight, with each detail, into the way humankind is developing in a vital architectural contest.