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General Information

Region: Greece, Europe

Population: 3,7 million people

Area: City 39 km², Urban 427 km²

Climate: Typical Mediterranean climate, with summers that are hot a dry and with the greatest amounts of precipitation mainly occurring from mid-October to mid-April

Languages: Greek and some speakers of English, Italian and German

Time: GMT + 2

Currency: 1 Euro = 100 cents
National Greek Holiday: Independence Day, 25 March (1821)

Access: Athens has an international airport which called Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) and connected daily with all other International Airport of Greece and the most european capitals.

Also Athens has 3 ports

- Piraeus Port: Tel. +30 210 422-6001 to 03 ( for Cyclades Islands, Dodecanese Islands, NE Aegean Islands, Saronic Islands, Crete, Thessaloniki, Kavala and Argolida Prefecture)

- Rafina Port: Tel. +30 22940 22487, +30 22940 22300 or +30 22940 28888 (for Cyclades Islands, NE Aegean Islands and Evia Island)

- Lavrio Port: Tel. +30 22920 25249 (for Cyclades Islands, NE Aegean Islands, Northern Sporades Islands and Thrace)

Religion: Orthodox 95%, Others 5%


Athens Sightseeing:

- the Acropolis Hill with the world-famous Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaea, the Theater of Dionysus and the Herod Atticus Odeon.

- the Ancient Agora

- Hadrian’s Arch

- the Olympeion Site

- the Academy of Plato

- the Pnyx

- the Panathenaic Stadium

- Zappeion Hall

- the Parliament Building and the traditionally dressed Evzones guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Solider

- the triad of neoclassical buildings in Athens Center (the Academy of Athens, the National Valianos Library and the National & Kapodistrian University)

- the National Archaeological, Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Benaki Historical, Byzantine, Epigraphical, Folk Art, Goulandris Cycladic Art, Goulandris Natural History, Maritime, National Art Gallery Numismatic and War Museums, to name just a few

- the old neighbourhoods of Athens: Plaka, Psyri and Thission to take a stroll through their quaint alleyways

- the seaside neighborhoods of Piraeus: Castela, Mikrolimano and Freattyda, where you can have a great seafood meal

Electricity: 220 Volt