Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

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The cradle of European civilization

Athens has quite a reputation to live up to. Named for Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, the city is credited with being the cradle of European civilization and birthplace of democracy. Ruins and relics of its glory days are scattered throughout the modern city, popping up where you least expect them. Its crowning glory is the Acropolis, perched atop a hillside, and covered in carved and columned temples of varying degrees of antiquity.

Not quite so old is the Plaka, an appealing neighborhood for a stroll down cobblestone streets, past old mansions and a plethora of outdoor tavernas ideal for watching the world go by, while munching tasty Greek snacks.

Acropolis

Acropolis

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Acropolis

Acropolis

Considered one of the great wonders of the world, the Acropolis consists of four ancient buildings. Built in the 5th century BC, the Acropolis has served as a military fortress and religious center.

The Acropolis Museum is located on site and contains artifacts found in and around the site.

Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora

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Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora

The administrative center and marketplace of Athens from the 6th century BC to AD 6th century, this ancient site features many remarkable constructions.

Marvel at the Temple of Hephaestus, or the Odeon of Agrippa concert hall. The site also provides an excellent photo op of the Acropolis.

Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis With City Center Transfer

Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis With City Center Transfer

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Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis With City Center Transfer

Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis With City Center Transfer

Make the most of your first day by exploring the historic city of Athens before checking into your hotel. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the National Gardens, the Panathenean Stadium, and more.

Explore the Acropolis, the Erechtheum, the Temple of Wingless Victory, and, the crowning glory of Athens, the incomparable Parthenon.

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Piraeus (Athens), Greece At a glance

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GPS: 37°59'1.38"N 23°43'45.51"E
Size: 412.00 KM2 (159.07 MI2)
Population: 3,074,160
Density: 7,462 KM2 (2,881 MI2)
Country Code: +30

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