One of the oldest cities of the world, Athens is the capital of Greece since 1834. This beautiful city was named after the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena in ancient Greek. The history of the city dates back to more than 3400 years. The rich cultural heritage of the city is reflected in its old monuments and art works.
Athens is an important commercial city of Greece and Piraeus as its main port plays a key role in the Mediterranean region. The city went under a major transformation after it hosted 2004 Olympics. A visit to Athens gives a feel of an ancient classical Greek city in its modern form. The city is equipped with all latest facilities, proper transportation including new roads, rail and metro lines.
Athens is home to two world heritage sites and some interesting museums displaying large number of antiquities found nowhere else in the world. In addition, there are beautiful pine-covered hills, parks, galleries, restaurants which attract thousands of visitors every year.
The tourists are mesmerized by the charm of the city which is radiated in its beautiful landscape, architecture and lifestyle of the people. The locals of the city are very friendly and often surprise the tourists by their warm gestures and eagerness to assist visitors.
Athens has a Subtropical Mediterranean climate experiencing warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters with temperature sometimes dropping to freezing point. The ideal time to visit the city is July and August.
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