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
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.
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.
Panathenaic Stadium, Athens
The Panathenaic Stadium was built in 329 BC as the main site for the games that were held during the Panathenaic festival, held every four years in honor of Athena, patroness of the city.
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.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Christmas Food Tour in Athens, Athens
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$81.92
Athens Food and Wine Tasting Tour, Athens
  • Average Rating:2.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$75.37
Athens Coastal Bike Tour, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$41.51



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