The city was laid out based on plans drawn up by the architect Hippodamus and it was the home of the Athens naval power. Two smaller harbours – Zea and Munichia – were part of the bigger city and they are still active today. Zea is the largest marina in the Mediterranean and Munichia is filled with fishing boats, yachts, and many attractive taverns providing refreshments.
Above the two harbours is the hill of Kastella that is home to many traditional houses and which provides a beautiful view of the area. High above this location is the Church of the Prophet Elijah and the Veakeio Theatre where summer performances are held. Visitors to this commercial city can stay in one of the many hotels, self-catering establishments, or Bed & Breakfasts depending on their tastes. Finding great food here is not difficult as there are plenty of restaurants in the city that serve traditional Greek fare as well as more international cuisine.