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Athens

Birthplace of drama, democracy, and philosophy, Athens today is a clash between myth and modern-day grit. Marble busts adorn souvlaki joints; Byzantine churches nestle beside bouzouki clubs, the Parthenon reigns serene above a ragged expanse of apartment blocks. Athens is a muse for beach bums and barflies, classical scholars and art lovers. http://goo.gl/SoofHV

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