It’s easy to see why the French Concession has become the hub of Shanghai’s finest food and entertainment. The faded grandeur of the leafy streets — chock full of hip boutiques, restaurants and bars — makes it one of the most charming areas in the city to spend a day.
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.