The Greek capital is undergoing a drastic period of urban regeneration that did not stop with the 2004 Olympics. The splendid Acropolis, crowned by the iconic Parthenon temple, mounts above the conurbation, watching the extensive modern metropolis develop. Athens is now a noticeably wealthier, more urbane cosmopolitan conurbation. The titanic archaeological park has acquiescent past and present, with the city’s cultural and social life once again taking place around the antique testimonials and surrounding neighborhoods’. It is the oldest city in Europe, yet still in a state of evolution. It’s one of Europe’s safest and vigorous cities – an exhilarating blend of grime and elegance with an indisputable municipal soul.