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Athens, the capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been inhabited since the Neolithic age and is considered as a birthplace for civilization. Today, it offers visitors a unique experience, making a journey in its 6,000-year history, including the chance to see renowned monuments and masterpieces of art of the antiquity and the Middle Ages.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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Athens is the european capital with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. During its everlasting and fascinating past the city reached its zenith in the 5th century B.C (the “Golden Age of Pericles”), when its values and civilization acquired a universal significance and glory. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization and the place where democracy was born. The most important civilization of ancient world flourished in Athens. Today this divine city has developed into an attractive, modern metropolis with unrivalled charm and great interest. Athens invites you to make a journey in its 6,000-year history, to see renowned monuments and masterpieces of art of the antiquity and the Middle Ages, the architectural heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries. You can also enjoy the modern infrastructure and entertainments of this charming city and get an embracing feeling in the brilliant light of the Attic sky.

 

 

 

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Athens International Airport (ATH)
Kifissos Terminal A
Liossion Terminal B
Peloponnese Station
Larissa Station
Piraeus
 
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In Athens and the surrounding areas there are more than 700 accommodations of all categories. Many of them have recently been modernized into accommodations of high standards. Just like any big city in the world, Athens offer a great variety of accommodation options, from luxury hotels (as Hotel Grande Bretagne, for example) to rather budget accommodation. The most suggested areas to stay are Plaka, Monastiraki, Syntagma, or Koukaki – all within walking distance of the most popular tourist attractions, such as Acropolis and others.

 

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Public transport network in Athens is extensive and inexpensive. It consists of buses, metro, trolleybuses and trams. Also, additional metro extensions to the port of Piraeus are scheduled to be completed by 2017.

 

Athens have one of the most modern bus networks in Europe. The city also holds the European record for environmentally busses - more than 400 busses run on natural gas. Busses as well as electric trolleybuses operate every 15 minutes from 5am to midnight.

Price: EUR 1.20   Convert to   = 0.00
    Valid for 70 minutes. An 24-hour/5-day travel pass (€4/10) are valid for all forms of public transport except for airport services; the 3-day tourist ticket (€20) includes one round-trip airport ride. You can buy tickets in metro stations or transport kiosks.

 

The current metro network consists of 3 lines, including one line in operation since 1869 and two modern lines that only opened a few years ago. The total length of the network is approx. 55 km with 52 stations. The clean and safe trains will take you to your destination fast and conveniently.

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    Valid for 70 minutes from validation of the first boarding. An 24-hour/5-day travel pass (€4/10) are valid for all forms of public transport except for airport services; the 3-day tourist ticket (€20) includes one round-trip airport ride. The tickets are sold at all public transport ticket kiosks and the automatic ticket machines in the metro and tram stations.

 

Athens taxis provide a 24-hour service and are fairly cheap. You can hail for your taxi on the street or book by telephone at extra charge. The taxis are yellow and are marked with a TAXI sign on their roofs. Taxi fares are governmentally regulated.

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    Short trips around central Athens cost about € 5

 

 

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The pleasant Mediterranean climate of Athens give visitors the opportunity to enjoy a trip to this city during any season. The average temperature in the winter is about 10-12°C, when heavy rain is often followed by brilliant sunshine. From March through May it's almost always mild. Summer predictably brings the warmest weather, with average temperatures about 24-27°C and August is the hottest month of the year. September sometimes can be as hot as August, it is usually balmy, with occasional light rain. The fall offers changeable weather, with rain and some high winds.

 

 

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