About Athens in Greece
Located near the Saronic Gulf, in the eastern part of the country, Athens is Greece's largest city. It is now an administrative, economic, and cultural center of Greece.
Athens has a long history dating back over 2000 years. Athens is a modern, cosmopolitan and vibrant city with a population of 750,000 people. Athens has a typical Mediterranean climate, with
warm and sunny weather. For the second time, Athens hosted the Olympic Games successfully in 2004.
Athens has been one of the most popular destination for travellers from all over the world because of its antiquity. Athens was once the leading city in Greece during the greatest period of Greek civilization.
In the center of the city, the Zappeion Megaron was the site where the first modern Olympic games was held in 1896. There are many historic buildings, monuments and sites in the city. The Syntagma Square houses the monument of the Unknown Soldier and the Parliament. Athens is the home to Acropolis Hill in which many monuments of the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece still stand today. The Parthenon of Athena is one of most famous monuments.
The Athens Academy and the National Library are impressive buildings on Panepistimiou Street. The National Gardens is an oasis in the city. Seen from the peak of Lycabettus, you willl truly get
an unforgettable view of beauty of the city. Other tourist sights and attractions include Zappeion Exhibition Hall, the statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, the Old Parliament, Byzantine and Christian Museum and the National Archaeological Museum.