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Athens is the capital and the largest city in Greece. The city is built around number of hills in Attica peninsula near Aegean Sea. Athens is considered one of the world’s oldest cities since it is inhabited for over 5000 years and its recorded history spanning more than 3000 years. Today, Athens is one of the economic centers in southeastern Europe with large financial sector and a big port – Piraeus is largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the World. Furthermore, Athens is a center of archeological research with more then 15 Foreign Archeological Institutes and a lot of museums. In addition, the city has numerous beautiful buildings with various architectural styles ranging from Greco-Roman and Neoclassical to modern times.
Generally called as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, Athens proudly marked its footsteps in history as the centre of art and philosophy. Moreover, the city has large heritage of classical era monuments and landmarks. It is also a home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Acropolis and the Daphne Monastery. In addition, other must-see attractions include the Parthenon, the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and so much more. Furthermore, Athens is packed with trendy places to taste the new versions of cuisine classics and Greek cuisine is another way to discover this city – from traditional moussaka and tadziki to modern twists of Mediterranean dishes.
Best time to visit
Weather in Athens is influenced by the Mediterranean Sea, therefore summers are hot and winters are mild. Average temperature vary from 7° C in winter up to 32° C in summer. The best time to visit Athens is from April to October.
When choosing travel dates to visit Athens you should take into account tourist peak season which is between June and August, therefore, you could save money and avoid crowds in the shoulder months of April, May or September to October.
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