Visit the capital of Greece Athens, which was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. Here you can still find the 5th century BC landmarks such as the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The magnificent Acropolis is visible from almost every part of the city, and it is the hub around which Athens still revolves. Take the ferry over to the island of Paros, a fashionable resort town full of sweet rural villages. There is plenty to do here, especially water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and diving. Make your way to Naxos, an ancient splendour basing in the ink-blue Aegean Sea. Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades and its main city has a gorgeous waterfront and a web of steep cobbled alleys. On this island, there is no need to travel far to find isolated beaches, mountainous villages and ancient sites.