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
Syntagma Square, Athens
Syntagma Square - Contitution Square in English - is the most famous square in Athens. The main attractions here are the Parliament Building and the Evzones - presidential guards in traditional costume.
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.
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.
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
Hydra, Poros and Egina Luxury Cruise from Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 12 hours
From USD
$241.33
Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$57.46



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