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
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.
Byzantine Museum, Athens
The Byzantine Museum has a collection of early Christian, Byzantine and post-Byzantine art from the 3rd to the 20th century. Icons are well represented, but there are many other artworks on display.
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.
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.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Athens Christmas Food Tour, Athens
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$89.10
An Evening Walking Tour of Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$22.57
Athens airport to Athens hotels Private arrival transfer, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 45 to 60 mins
From USD
$11.88



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