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
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.
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.
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.
Kerameikos, Athens
Kermeikos is the site of the ancient cemetery. Many funerary sculptures were discovered here during excavations in the early 20th century. Ruins of two large city gates were also found at this site.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 11 hours
From USD
$128.22
Shared Arrival Transfer: Athens Airport to Hotel, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
From USD
$32.38
2-Day Trip to Delphi from Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 days
From USD
$170.96
2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 days
From USD
$284.94



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