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.
It is a perfect day for a picnic, and I think I know just the spot. I’ve been in Helsinki for a few days, long enough to have a scattering of favorite places around the city. One of them is Tervasaari, a small, verdant island in North Harbor connected to downtown by a manmade isthmus.