Athens - 'the cradle of civilisation' - is one of the world's most fascinating and historic capitals, boasting some of Europe's most dazzling ancient monuments. Athens may have had its share of recent socio-economic problems, but its vibrant nightlife and rich culture make it an enduring must-see destination. The new edition of Berlitz Pocket Guide Athens, a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography, brings this timeless city to life. Where To Go details all the key sights in the city, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Perfect Day provides an itinerary of the best things to do in one day in Athens. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from enjoying drinks in a chic Athenian bar to the best theatre, cinema and music spots. Essential information on Athenian culture, including a brief history of the city. Eating Out covers the city's best cuisine. Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. A-Z of all the practical information you'll need. About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.