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Greece ( Europe )
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Athens is categorised as Heritage


View of Cape Sounion (Photo Courtesy: Adam Sofen)
Acropolis (Photo Courtesy: A.Savin)
Holy Monastery of Rousanou, Kalambaka (Photo Courtesy: Dennis Jarvis)
National Archaeological Museum (Photo Courtesy: Lucretius)
Streets of Plaka (Photo Courtesy: JFKennedy)
Sunset at Cape Sounion (Photo Courtesy: Kuno Lechner)
Syntagma Square (Photo Courtesy: Neosmyrnian)
Temple of Poseidon (Photo Courtesy: A.Savin)
The Ancient Agora (Photo Courtesy: Janmad)
The National Art Gallery (Photo Courtesy: Sp!ros)
Theatre at Delphi (Photo Courtesy: Challisrussia)

Reasons to Visit
  • Athens is capital of Greece and popular arrival point for international travellers.
  • Athens is renowned for its architecture and has been Inhabited for more than 3,000 years, and therefore widely known as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Athens
  • Athens is connected by Air with Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin (Ernakulam), Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow

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Holiday

  • Glorious Greece (7 Nights)
  • Greek Island Hopping Tour (7 Nights)

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  • Understanding Greece - An Indian Perspective

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    If you have seen the ruins of the city first, it will be easier for you to put an image in place and fit the rest of the missing pieces found in the museum. This extensive collection is situated in the heart of Athens. Allow 2-3 hours to yourself in the museum to understand the mythology and the history that will take u back more than a thousand years.
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    Parliament building and the newly-restored Grande Bretagne Hotel have been recently restored. Catch the changing of the guards in front of the Parliament every hour. The coordination and the ritual that has been going on since forever is fun to see but make sure you don't stand on the wrong side of them if you want to take a picture. If you accidentally do so, they will knock their gun and, as they are not allowed to speak, someone else from the guard will kindly ask you to change position.
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    The site of the Ancient Agora in a very green space and a very beautiful view of the Acropolis. You will see the Temple of Hephaestus, the best preserved ancient Greek temple, the Attalos Stoa, the museum of the agora which is a reconstructed ancient building. From the agora you can walk towards Acropolis. A multiple-site combo ticket makes it a particularly good bargain to combine a visit here with the Acropolis and other nearby sites.
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    It is located at Michalakopoulou Street and is one of Greece's main art institutions that houses paintings and works of art from some of Europe's best from the 19th and 20th centuries. The gallery mostly consists of artwork created by popular Greek contemporary artists including Giannis Tsarouchis, DomenikosTheotokopoulos (a.k.a. El Greco), TheodorsVrizakis, Nikolaos Kounelakis, NikiforosLitras, Konstantinos Parthenis, Maleas, Giannis Moralis and others
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    It is the most important historical site in Greece. The structures stand tall and can be viewed from any part of the city. The Acropolis was first inhabited in Neolithic times, that is, 4000 BC. The first temples were built during the Mycenaean era in homage to the goddess Athena. The main site, the Parthenon epitomises the glory of Ancient Greece. Parthenon means 'virgin's apartment' and in 5th Century BC, housed the largest Doric temple ever dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the goddess embodying the power and prestige of the city. The ceilings of the temple were gilded with gold. The 9m-high statue of Athena Promachoswas a goddess in a helmet holding a shield in her left hand and a spear in her right. The statue was sent to Constantinople by Emperor Theodosius in AD 426. By 1204 it had lost its spear. This led the inhabitants to believe that the statue had beckoned the Crusaders into the city, so they destroyed it to pieces. The Propylaia formed the monumental entrance to the Acropolis. It consists of a central hall with two wings on either side. Each section had a gate, and in ancient times these five gates were the only entrances to the 'upper city'. Learn about the ancient Greek mythology as a lot of it took birth here.
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    Zoo
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    69 km from Athens, the site is a popular day-excursion for tourists from Athens. Visit the place during sunset to view the setting sun over the Aegean Sea, as viewed from the ruins. Cape Sounion is best known as the site of the ruins of the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. If you would like to take a dip into the waters or a traditional meal, there are plenty of wonderful small beaches and good taverns in the area.Carry your swimming trunks if it would matter to you.
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    If The Acropolis has mesmerised you completely, you have to wait till you visit the town of Delphi. Delphi is located about two and half hours from Athens driving midst the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi was once scripted in Greek mythology as the center of the earth.
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    5 hours away from Athens , the Greekword Meteora means “suspended in the air”. The suspended cliff rise more than 1,200 feet (366 meters) into the air overlooking the villages of Kalambaka and Kastraki in the north central mainland of Greece. Located near the towns of Kalampaka and Kastraki in northwestern Thessaly it consists of a number of rock pinnacles topped with a total of 24 monasteries. These immense, solid rocks, split by earthquakes, weathered by water and wind over millions of years, are nature's authentic masterpieces.
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    You can't say you have actually experienced Athens if you don't take a stroll around the charming winding streets of Plaka. Plaka is the most vibrant area in the city with its lovely neoclassical houses and red-tiled roofs that circles the hill of Acropolis. The district offers visitors an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, shops and interesting museums, such as the Jewish Museum of Greece, the Athens University Museum or the Museum of Greek Folk Art
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Average Day / Night Temperature of Athens, Attiki

January
14°C / 9°C
February
14°C / 10°C
March
18°C / 11°C
April
21°C / 13°C
May
27°C / 17°C
June
30°C / 20°C
July
34°C / 23°C
August
34°C / 24°C
September
30°C / 21°C
October
27°C / 20°C
November
20°C / 15°C
December
16°C / 9°C

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Airport in Athens
  • Athens International Airport ( ATH ) , Athens
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