15 towns that are stepping back in time

Sintra, Portugal
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Modern innovations are driving us into the future, and modern cities are increasingly new and technological. Every once in a while, though, it pays to slow down, take a deep breath, and look around. Some towns and cities around the globe are better for that than others.


Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece
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