The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
SÃO PAULO IS A CITY OF SUPERLATIVES. Its sheer numbers — from its staggering population of about 20 million people in the metro area to boasting more than 100 museums; 20,000 restaurants; and 100-plus parks — plus its whirlwind 24-hour pace make it one of the most exciting, and sometimes exhausting, cities in the world.