Athens is the capital of Greece with the most glorious history in the world, a magical city venerated by gods and people. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been the cradle of civilization. Athens is situated in the prefecture of Attica and extends to the peninsula that reaches central Greece. It is surrounded by mountains Ymmytos, Pendeli and Parnitha, north and east, and the Saronic Gulf to the south and west. Acropolis is one of the most important tourist attractions in the world and the renowned hospitality of the Greeks with Athens nightlife, pleasant climate, great cuisine, culture and history are some of the many attractions that Athens offers tourists.
Athens International Airport is 27 miles from downtown. From there you can take the subway to get to the city center, 8 EUR for a ticket. The best time to visit Athens is spring or late autumn.
What to visit:
- Acropolis of Athens is the best preserved ancient ruins, situated on a plateau between mountain peaks. The views are wonderful and the architecture is incredible. Gates open at 8:00, and the ticket cost 12 euro. Among the most famous landmarks here is the famous Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and Temple of Hephaestus. The architectural ensemble of Acropolis includes monumental works, palaces and temples gather the Doric and Ionic style. The most important building of the Acropolis is Parthenon, temple dedicated to Athena, a monument built in the Doric style, which shelters the approximately 15m golden statue of Athena.
- The Hill Lycavettos will show the Athens in its entire splendor. You can reach the top by foot or you can take the funicular.
- National Garden of Athens is a beauty, located in the centre of Athens and includes two lakes and a small zoo.
- The Parliament is one of the greatest buildings of Athens. You have to be witness to the change of the guard and see its members dressed in traditional robes.
- Ancient Greece has many treasures to be revealed, including statues, vases with mythological scenes and many other evidences of civilization, all of gathered in the National Archaeological Museum.
- Agora is the ancient market of Athens, for more than a millennium, with the its vestiges as Temple of Hephaestus, Portico of Attalos, Agoraios Altar of Zeus, a temple dedicated to the supreme God.
- The most popular beaches of Athens are in the South: Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Kavouri and Glyfada.
- Outside Athens worth to visit: Mount Parnitha, Koutouki Cave, Sanctuary Oropos, the Lake Marathon, Dafni Monastery & at Sounio is the Temple of Poseidon.
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