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.
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.
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.
Roman Agora, Athens
The Roman Agora, a marketplace, was built in the 1st century as the new commercial center of Athens. Bordering the marketplace is the Tower of the Winds, an ancient clock.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Athens Night Segway Tour, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$104.15



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