athens
Country : Greece
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Greek
Population
City: 664 046 (2011)
Metro: 3 828 434 (2011)
Time
Zone: Eastern European Time (EET)
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
First Cemetery of Athens, Athens
The first cemetery of Athens was created in the 19th century. It contains numerous monumental tombs, many of them decorated with neoclassical monuments such as small Greek temples.
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.
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.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built in 161 AD by Herodes Atticus. The theater / concert hall, which had a wooden roof, accommodated up to 5,000 spectators.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Athens Bike Tour: City Highlights, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$37.73



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