Something has changed in Athens, said a recent New York Times article that also presented a video tribute to the Greek capital, entitled “36 hours in Athens.”
According to the article, after several years of crisis with businesses and shops closing one after the other, the city’s self-confidence has returned.
The New York Times note that young people full of creativity and fresh ideas open new shops, combining elements of ancient Greece with the anarchic spirit of the contemporary era. The city’s squares are dominated by cafes and restaurants that serve traditional delicacies such as the Cretan sausage and sheep’s milk yoghurt with preserved quince.
The article also makes reference to the Acropolis Museum, which is consistently ranked among the world’s top museums.
The New York Times loved Athens within 36 hours. The tour included walks in the city, tasting traditional Greek food and sweets, visits to the Acropolis Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art, and seaside walks in Vouliagmeni that was described as the most beautiful spot of the Athenian Riviera.