Athens, Greece Travel Guide

Athens is the capital of Greece and the biggest city in the country. It is also the formal residence of the Prime Minister of Democracy.

Athens is one of the most popular tourist destinations because of its renowned past with the greatest civilizations in the world. Acropolis is the symbol of Athens that has made her known worldwide. The city is visited all the year round but the most popular season for tourists is summer when the visitors can combine a tour in Athens with a tour on the islands. Athens caters to all kinds of tourists since it combines sightseeing with nightlife entertainment and unique restaurants serving Greek traditional foods and drinks. Ouzo anyone?

Piraeus, the main port of Greece, is located near Athens and connects to all Greek islands and main foreign destinations.

Athens Population: 2,664,776

Location: The city of Athens is situated in the prefecture of Attica and extends from Pendeli mount to the sea and from Imetos mount to Aigaleo district and lies in an area of 433 kilometers. The major port of Athens is called Piraeus. Athens is surrounded by beautiful mountains such as Aigaleo, Parnitha, Pendeli, Imetos, and large hills such as Likavitos, Acropolis and Arios Pagos.

Athens Weather: The year-round climate is mild with a lot of sunshine and not much severe rain, although this seems to be changing as the global climate changes. In summer, visitors should be equipped with a hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, and light clothes due to the bright sunlight and the heat. Sometimes there are long term heat waves and the temperature can reach 40-42 degrees C. The average temperature is 17.8 while the winds are usually northern, or north-eastern.

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