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Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years, and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennia BC.
Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus, which had been a distinct city prior to its 5th century BC incorporation with Athens. 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 because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.
The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization.
Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament and the so-called "architectural trilogy of Athens", consisting of the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Academy of Athens.
Athens is also home to several museums and cultural institutions, such as the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum and the Byzantine and Christian Museum. 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.
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Tours N Transfers offers many tours in Athens for all tastes. See the main sights, the museums, discover ancient ruins and historical monuments. Athens' history and grandeur offer endless possibilities let us take you to the main attractions or make an alternate daily tour.
Athens top attraction is surely the Acropolis of Athens. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. You can also find the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Old Temple of Athena, the Propylaea to name a few.
Another must see is near the Acropolis; the Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It opened to the public in June 2009 and has received praise and awards.
Do not miss The National Archaeological Museum in Athens, it houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide.
Athens has many hills and except for the Acropolis there are others worth visiting for their views and attractions like Mount Lycabettus, Philopappos Hill and the Areopagus.
You can also let us take you Monastiraki and Plaka districts nestled in the middle of the city and discover sights, shop, walk and taste what Athens has to offer.
Other attractions include the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held; the Temple of Olympian Zeus; the Platia Syntagmatos with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where the famous changing of the guard occurs from the Evzones; the Theater of Dionysus; the Naval Museum Battleship Averof at Floisvos Marina complex are a few.

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Athens has a multitude of attractions suitable to all tastes

Athens tour

Athens

The eternal city

Delphi tour

Delphi

The navel of the world

Meteora tour

Meteora

Monasteries in the sky

Nafplio tour

Nafplio

First capital of Greece

Corinth tour

Corinth

Ancient Corinth

Mycenae tour

Mycenae

Ancient stronghold

Sounio tour

Sounio

Temple of Poseidon

Olympia tour

Olympia

Birthplace of the Olympics