athens
Country : Greece
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Greek
Population
City: 796 442 (2004)
Metro: 4 013 368 (2004)
Time
Zone: Eastern European Time (EET)
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Athens
closeAthens was founded more than 3500 years ago. The city was at the height of its powers during the fifth century B.C. when its most famous temple, the Parthenon, was constructed.
The city state had a large cultural and political influence on the rest of Europe; it is even considered the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of modern civilisation.
After long periods of occupation Athens regained importance in the 19th century when it became the capital of Greece.
Random Athens Highlights
National Archaeological Museum, Athens
The largest museum in Athens, with an exceptional collection of artifacts, spanning more than seven millennia, from the prehistoric era to the end of the Roman era.
Theater of Dionysus, Athens
The theater of Dionysus is the birthplace of European theater. During the 5th century BC comedies and tragedies of famous writers such as Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles were performed here.
Benaki Museum, Athens
The Benaki Museum is one of the top museums in Athens. A varied collection gives an overview of the evolution of art and culture in Greece over a span of more than 7 millennia.
Monastiraki Square, Athens
Monastiraki is named after and old monastery, most of which has been demolished during archaeological excavations. Nearby is the popular open-air flea market, held every Sunday.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
2-Day Trip to Delphi from Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 days
From USD
$180.67
Greek Food and Wine Tasting in Athens, Athens
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$53.38



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