Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery; as one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years.The urban area of Athens extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3,130,841 and a land area of 412 km2 (159 sq mi).A cosmopolitan metropolis, Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece and it is rated as an alpha- world city.
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Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum,it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.
The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, widely considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of remaining Ottoman monuments projecting the city's long history across the centuries.
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Landmarks of the modern era are also present, dating back to 1830 (the establishment of the independent Greek state), and taking in the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics. Athens is home to the National Archeological Museum,featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the NEW Acropolis Museum..
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The Athens Mass Transit System consists of a large bus fleet, a trolleybus fleet that mainly serves the downtown area, the city's Metro, a tram line connecting the southern suburbs to the city centre, and the Athens Suburban Railway service.The Athens city coastline, extending from the major commercial port of Piraeus to the southernmost suburb of Varkiza for some 25 km (20 mi),is also connected to the city centre by a tram..
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The historical and now partly-pedestrian part of town is full of open-air taverns and only a short walk away from the Acropolis archaeological site and its monumental, Parthenon Temple, and the  Monasteraki fleamarket.
Make sure not to miss the following museums: The National Archaeological Museum, The Cycladic Art Museum
and the renovated Benaki..

We fully recommend central hotels in the heart of town,
situated near Syntagma Square (Constitution Square),
Kolonaki & Stadiou shopping areas, or in Plaka.

We have excellent rates & special offers
particularly for top and deluxe hotels in Athens. contact us now

We can arrange all category and price range hotel reservations, centrally located & perfect for individual travelers.

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- "B" class ( Superior) (***)
- "C" class ( standard-economic) (**)
Below are our Athens Hotels web-pages listing our recommend hotels, however we also book many others. 
TaxiAthens Pick-up transfers
We can organize your arrival and departure pick-up transfer by taxi, limousine or minibus, both to and from Athens Airport, and to/from Piraeus or Rafina Port. This service provides reliable helpful drivers, who meet and take you safely to your hotel/accommodation.
Please request prices for 1, 2 or more persons.

EXCURSIONS & TOURS: ATHENS & neighbouring areas.

TOUR #DESCRIPTIONDURATIONDEPARTUREMEALSRATE
Nr.1Athens SightseeingHalf Day Morning TourDaily 08.45-12.30--52 �
Nr.2Athens by NightEvening TourDaily 20.30-midnightDinner60 �
Nr.3Cape SounionAfternoon TourDaily 15.00-19.00--40 �