Athens: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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Surrounded by Ymmytos, Pendeli and Parnitha mountains on the north and east, and the Saronic Gulf to the south and west, Athens is the capital city of Greece. It is one of the oldest cities in the world which dominates the Attica region. The city has a rich history and is said to be around 3400 years old. There is no unique architectural style in the city. Athens incorporates architectural styles ranging from Greco-Roman and Neoclassical to modern.

Major attractions include the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery of Athens which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Hellenic Parliament of 19th century and the Athens Trilogy which is home to the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens are the major landmarks of the modern era. The very first Olympic Games was conducted here in 1986. Athens holds the National Archeological Museum which displays largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities and the new Acropolis Museum.

Athens is a combination of modern city life along with ancient Greek customs which makes the city a fascinating place to visit in Europe. The beach at Attika can be accessed easily by the city’s coastal tram. Athens is an ancient city, but the amenities and facilities are advanced and is comparable to other metros. The city is home to rich architectures and monuments, ranging from new creations of arts to enormous historical monuments.

Athens has a Mediterranean type of climate. They city experiences rainfall from mid-October to mid-April.