As an ancient art historian, hobby archaeologist, and ancient Med studier, Athens was a DREAM. Every time I caught sight of the acropolis rising above the city, my breath caught. We would turn a tight corner and an ancient remnant stood crumbling. I was amazed at how the modern population of Athens interacted with these ancient wonders...nearly as if they didn't exist (unless it was their job to get me to visit them!) I love this city, and I will be back soon. Eat at the small restaurant in the city square right by the market streets. The man who owns that restaurant helped my friends I out numerous times, even getting us out of the potentially dangerous situation. And stay the Athienaikon!