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Athens City continuosly inhabited for 5000 years 


Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. T


  1. The city has mytholigical roots to goodess Athena
  2. The oldest known human presence in Athens is the Cave of Schist, which has been dated to between the 11th and 7th millennia BC
  3. The decades that followed 490 BC became known as the Golden Age of Athenian democracy, during which time Athens became the leading city of Ancient Greece
  4. The Roman emperor Hadrian, in the 2nd century CE, the construction of a library, a gymnasium, an aqueduct which is still in use, several temples and sanctuaries, a bridge and financed the completion of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
  5. Following the Greek War of Independence and the establishment of the Greek Kingdom, Athens was chosen as the capital of the newly independent Greek state in 1834,

Activities for tourists

  1. Visit Acropolis
  2. Visit Parthenon
  3. Visit Agora
  4. Visit the Dionysos Theatre and the Odeion Theatre of Herodes Atticas
  5. Visit Plaka

How to reach there


Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos has flights to New Delhi, Mumbai,Dublin, Moscow, Beiging, Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv, London Heathrow, Dubai, Bahrain, Doha, Muscut and other international destinations


Greece has only two train lines which connect Athens to other cities.

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Delphi(185 kms away)
  2. Mycenae (120 kms away)
  3. Athens Reivera ( 100kms away)
  4. Island of Poros ( 177kms away)

Some hotels in Athens for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Athens Hawks Hostel

Socrates Hotel


Sparta Team Hotel

Epidavros Hotel

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