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
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.
First Cemetery of Athens, Athens
The first cemetery of Athens was created in the 19th century. It contains numerous monumental tombs, many of them decorated with neoclassical monuments such as small Greek temples.
Lykavittos Hill, Athens
With a height of 277 meters (+900 ft), Lykavittos is the highest hill in Athens. At its top is the picturesque St. George Chapel. The view from the hill is magnificent, especially at night.
Benaki Museum, Athens
The Benaki Museum is one of the top museums in Athens. A varied collection gives an overview of the evolution of art and culture in Greece over a span of more than 7 millennia.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Athens Night Segway Tour, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$101.48
Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer, Athens
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 45-50 minutes
From USD
$25.37
Wine Tasting and Ancient Corinth Day Trip from Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 7 hours
From USD
$97.68



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