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
Academy, Athens
The Academy of Athens is considered one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings in the world. It was constructed between 1859 and 1885 after a design by Danish architect Theophil Hansen.
Temple of Zeus, Athens
More than seven centuries after construction started, this temple was eventually completed in 131 AD by the Roman emperor Hadrian. It was the largest temple in Greece, even eclipsing the Parthenon.
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.
Parliament House, Athens
The Parliament House was built in the 19th century as the Royal Palace for king Otto I. Shortly after the monarchy was abolished in 1929, it became the new home of the Greek parliament.

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Night photo shoot in Athens, Athens
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$16.17
Athens - Crete Island 8 days, Athens
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3-Day Classic Greece Private tour, Athens
  • Duration: 3 days
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