ATHENS

As the birthplace of western civilization, Athens should be indulged in for an extended period of time. It is often overlooked by too many who have considered her a layover before setting sail for the Aegean Sea.

Apart from the iconic Acropolis, attractions like the Ancient Agora, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the friendly (and admittedly touristy) neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki should not be missed.