Athens: A Must See City Once Again

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

athens

Greece has always been on my list of places to get to. Athens conjures up so many images in my mind. Say it with me, “Athens.” It must be the ancient legends, the great thinkers, and the lightning bolt-toting gods walking around town. Besides, my fondness for toga parties really goes without saying.

Apparently, Zeus had no control over the urban sprawl, noise, and pollution this city became known for. Over at World Hum, they discovered things to be already turning around for this symbol of ancient greatness.

Rising from the grey concrete that has become modern Athens (see above), are world class museums, a state of the art airport, pedestrian-friendly streets, arguably the best public transportation in Europe, and a sense of restored pride. At least I hope.

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