Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities with a history spanning 3,400 years.Athens is referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The first known democracy was established in Athens in the 6th century BC under the guidance of Cleisthenes, an Athenian leader.

Athens is considered to be the hottest city in Europe. The average high temperature during the summer months is 34°C (94°F). Athens also has the highest recorded temperature in Europe at 48°C (118°F) in July 1977. So, if you plan to visit Athens in June, July, or August, be prepared for hot, dry weather.


Top things to do:

·        The Acropolis
·        The Acropolis Museum
·        Ancient Agora & Temple of Hephateus
·        Roman Agora
·        Hadrian’s Library
·        Temple of Olympian Zeus
·        Kerameikos
·        National Archaeological Museum
·        Benaki Museum
·        Plaka
·        Church of Panagia Kapnikarea
·        Monastiraki Square
·        Areopagus Hill
·        Philopappos Hill
·        Mount Lycabettus
·        Psyrri
·        Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
·        Panathenaic Stadium

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