As the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, only recently has Athens, Greece become a hotbed of modern lodging. This 3,000-year-old city, long reliant on its antiquities to lure tourists, has enjoyed a renaissance in art, food, and hotel design since the financial crisis of 2008 wrought economic pain. From the fire of Greek mythology, Athens reborn a Phoenix; adding to the list of stylish newcomers is xenodocheio Milos.
After a change in flight, my husband and I found ourselves with a last-minute overnight in Athens. I searched my phone for reports of new hotels while my husband drove us back from Zakynthos.
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