Country : Greece
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Greek
City: 664 046 (2011)
Metro: 3 828 434 (2011)
Zone: Eastern European Time (EET)
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
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.
Acropolis Museum, Athens
The Acropolis has a collection of magnificent sculptures that were found on the sacred Acropolis Hill. They are housed in a rather spectacular modern building, which opened in 2009.
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.
Anafiotika, Athens
The small but idyllic neighborhood of Anafiotika seems to be plucked straight from the Cyclades islands, with its white buildings and steep, narrow alleys.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Private Tour: Central Athens Highlights Tour by TRIKKE, Athens
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
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