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Athens was a major cultural center of the Mycenaean civilization around 1400 BC. It’s location to the sea made Athens a leading trade center for the Greek state in early 900 BC. In its infancy, the Acropolis afford Athens fortified protection against enemies. After the wars against Persian invasion ancient Greek entered into it’s Golden Age of Athenian Democracy bringing with it philosophy, drama, history-writing, artistry, and political reform. In 338 BC Macedonia conquered all of Greece until the Romans defeated them in 197 BC. Roman rule passed onto Byzantine rule and then Athens fell into decline during the middle ages. In 1458, it fell to the Ottoman Empire until Greece gained  its independence in 1832. In 1834 Athens became the capitol of an independent Greece. In 1896 it hosted the first modern day Olympic games.

Municipalities of Athens City…
  • Pangrati
  • Ampelokipoi
  • Exarcheia
  • Patisia
  • Ilisia
  • Koukaki
  • Kypseli
Athens Metropolitan Area…
  • Athens City
  • Dafni-Ymittos
  • Ilioupoli
  • Vyronas
  • Kaisariani
  • Zografou
  • Galatsi
  • Filadelfeia-Chalkidona
  • Nea Ionia
  • Irakelo
  • Metamorfosi
  • Lykovrysi-Pefki
  • Kifissia
  • Penteli
  • Marousi
  • Vrilissia
  • Agia Paraskevi
  • Papagou-Cholargos
  • Chalandri
  • Filothei-Psychiko
  • Egaleo
  • Agia Varvara
  • Chaidari
  • Peristeri
  • Petroupoli
  • Ilion
  • Agioi Anargyroi-Kamatero
  • Glyfada
  • Elliniko-Argyroupoli
  • Alimos
  • Agios Dimitrios
  • Nea Smyrni
  • Palaio Faliro
  • Kallithea
  • Moschato-Tavros
Athens Metropolitan Area…

Ancient AgoraArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis Area
Acropolis of AthensArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis Area
Panathinaiko StadiumLandmarkStadiumCentral Athens
Roman AgoraArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis Area
Theatre of DionysusArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis
Odeon of Herodes AtticusArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis
The ParthenonArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis
Syntagma SquareLandmarkCity SquareCentral AthensAcropolis Area
Temple of Olympian ZeusArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis Area
PnyxArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis Area
The ErectheionArcheologicalAncient RuinsCentral AthensAcropolis

Day Trips from Athens…
  • Aegina
  • Arachova
  • Cape Sounion
  • Corinth
  • Delphi 🏛
  • Epidaurus 🏛
  • Hydra
  • Isthmus canal
  • Marathon
  • Meteora 🏛
  • Mycenae 🏛
  • Nafplio
  • Olypmpia 🏛
  • Poros
  • Thermopylae

Transportation in Athens…

✈️ Airports

Currently only one major airport serves Athens. Opened in 2001 for the Olympics it replaced the old Hellenikon airport.
ATH – Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport – Located 27 km from the city center in the suburb of Spáta. Transportation choices into the city are Metro, Suburban Train, Express Bus or Local Bus.

🚊 Public Transportation

Suburban Train: OSE (Proastiakos Athens – suburban railway) (route map)
#P1 Line, Piraeus ↔︎ Athens ↔︎ Airport
#P2 Line, Piraeus ↔︎ Athens ↔︎ Kiato
#P3 Line, Athens ↔︎ Oinoi ↔︎ Chalcis
#P4 Line, Ano Liosia ↔︎ Koropi ↔︎Airport
#P5 Line, Aigio ↔︎ Kiato ↔︎ Athens /↔︎Airport

Light Rail / Tram: Stasy Rail (Athens Tram)(route map)

#T1 Blue Line, SEF ↔︎ Asklipieio Voulas
#T2 Red Line, Syntagma ↔︎ SEF
#T3 Green Line, Syntagma ↔︎ Asklipieio Voulas

Metro / SubwayOASA (Athens Metro)(route map)(live digital map)
#M1 (Γ1) Green line, Piraeus station ↔︎ Kifissia station
#M2 (Γ2) Red line, Anthoupoli station ↔︎ Elliniko station
#M3 (Γ3) Blue line, Nikaia station ↔︎ Athens Eleftherios Airport

City BusOASA
322 lines

Transit Cards / PassesStasy