ATHENS

Athens is a historical center and modern metropolitan capital in Greece and one of the most ancient cities in the world. It was once a powerful city-state and the place of origin of western civilization and democracy; it was birthplace of many ancient philosophers, writers and artists, and is home to a large number of interesting museums and historical sites, as well as many modern stores and nightlife activities. It has a wealth of extraordinarily important archaeological ruins, the most important of which is the Parthenon in the Acropolis. As well as having buildings from the classical Greek era, it also conserves Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as several notable modern constructions. The attractions in Athens are an unforgettable experience.

 

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Activities & Tourist Attractions

 

  • Athens Acropolis
  • Helenic Parliament
  • Athens Academy
  • Herod Theater
  • Lake Marathon
  • Ancient Ágora
  • Hefesto Doric Temple
  • Adrian’s Arch
  • Zappeion
  • Olympian Zeus Temple

General Information

 

Altitude: 170 masl

Surface Area: 411 km2

Time Zone: UTC +1

Language: Greek

Currency: Euro

Voltage: 230 V

How to get there

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is located near the Attic district of Markopoulo, some 20 km from Athens.

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