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
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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
Ancient Agora, Athens
For centuries, the Ancient Agora was the center of life in Athens. Today it is a large archaeological park with numerous ruins, a surviving ancient temple and a reconstructed stoa, now home to a museum.
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 Museum, Athens
The Acropolis has a collection of magnificent sculptures that were found on the sacred Acropolis Hill. They are housed in a rather spectacular modern building, which opened in 2009.
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
The Museum of Cycladic Art shows artifacts from the ancient Aegean culture. It is best known for its Cycladic statues, minimalist marble figures created 5000 years ago.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Athens Christmas Food Tour, Athens
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$94.41
RUNNING THROUGH HISTORY, Athens
  • Duration: 60 to 120 mins
From USD
$44.06
Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$51.61
Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$100.70



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