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
Monument of Lysicrates, Athens
The monument of Lysicrates is the most famous choragic monument. Those monuments were built by the so-called choregoi, wealthy sponsors of theater groups.
Acropolis, Athens
The Acropolis is one of the world's most famous landmarks. The magnificent temples on the Acropolis, built in the 5th century BC, have influenced architecture in the Western World for more than two millennia.
National Garden, Athens
The National Garden is a surprisingly pleasant park in the center of Athens. It was originally laid out in the mid 19th century as the private garden of the Royal Palace.
Parthenon, Athens
The Parthenon, a large temple perched on top of the Acropolis Hill, is one of the world's most famous buildings. It was constructed in the 5th century BC in a span of just nine years.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Acropolis Walking Tour, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$48.95
Private Tour: Sailing Trip from Athens, Athens
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$64.41



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