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
Monastiraki Square, Athens
Monastiraki is named after and old monastery, most of which has been demolished during archaeological excavations. Nearby is the popular open-air flea market, held every Sunday.
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.
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.
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.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Night photo shoot in Athens, Athens
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$16.17
Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$55.44



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