Athens is one of the most ancient cities of the world. Visiting the birthplace of democracy can be a unique experience as Athens is a top destination for sightseeing. Acropolis, Parthenon, Ancient Agora can be a perfect way to explore ancient Greeks’ daily lives and getting to know their culture. Panathenaic Stadium is ancient Athens's largest building with a capacity for 60,000 spectators and was constructed back in 335 BC. The stadium was related with Olympic Games.

The city took its name after Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and daughter of Zeus. Athena was the protector of the city, so the temple of Parthenon on the Acropolis was dedicated to her.

Athens was and remains the epicenter of the economic, financial, industrial, political, and cultural life of Greece. Located at the crossroads of three continents, it has been a melting pot of cultures over the centuries. Nowadays it is Greece’s capital with an overall population of more than 3 million people. As Greeks are known for their hospitality since ancient times, visitors are sure to receive a warm welcome here.

Even in a capital there are places that are hidden treasures for the visitor. Neighborhoods that differ by combining the retrospection of the past integrated in modern everyday life are waiting for you to discover them. Monastiraki square, Plaka, Anafiotika are main cases of this combination. Εxplore Athens as beauty as a local.

Greek culture is associated with antiquity, but it does not stop there. The abundance of museums in the center of Athens reflects the evolution of Greek history over time. Museum of Cycladic Art, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Goulandris Natural History Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, Acropolis Museum, National Archeological Museum, are just some of the must-see museums.

Athens’ special spectacle for locals and visitors is the Changing of the Guard at Syntagma Square. The Soldiers of the Presidential Guard wearing traditional costumes stand in front of the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square all year-round.

Accommodation in Athens can be an interesting experience as there is a variety of hotels to choose from. You can either choose to stay in a luxury hotel downtown or on cheapest options. However, regardless your option it is indisputable that Greek hospitality will remain the same. Greece’s hospitality is recognized globally as Greeks are related for their friendly service and behavior as country is a main tourist destination.

The capital of the country gathers a variety of events of various interests. The choice of Athens as the meeting place for the Conference on Environmental Science and Technology is not accidental. Τhe largest and oldest university institutions in the country are located there. Although the previous conferences took place in Greek Aegean Islands, the move to the capital of the country is currently coming as a result of the involvement of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens together with the University of the Aegean in CEST2021. Also, CEST2021 is held under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens.

CEST2021 will be an international event with a variety of environmental topics.
We are looking forward to meeting you in our conference in the capital of Greece.

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