Rippling out from the Plaka neighbourhood, the core of Athens’ historic centre, lies a living museum of temples, monuments and other sites of incredible archaeological significance. Rising above it all is the grand Acropolis, which helps you orient yourself, no matter where you are in the city. There is so much to discover here, and it’s not all out of the history books. Athens has earned its reputation as a creative, lively and welcoming city, with fabulous nightlife, great food and wine, and its very own Greek joie de vivre. If you’re planning a visit, explore our Athens travel guide and find out how to make the most of your time in the Greek capital. We’ve collected the best tips from our travel experts, and have top suggestions for things to do, the best time to travel, where to stay in Athens, getting around and more.