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Natural Wonders of Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece, this ancient city is filled with century old history. Athens is a charming and vibrant city offering its visitors plenty to see and do. The city of Athens offers top sightseeing, monuments, museums, attractions, galleries and Athens festivals. The city of Athens has hot summers and mild winters making the trip worth it whatever time of the year you choose to visit.
To enjoy the hot summer months in the city of Athens the locals suggest -getting up early, plan a visit to one of the many fantastic sights, enjoy a long and peaceful nap during the heat of the day and live it up at night. The city of Athens offers an excellent nightlife full of cafe's, restaurants, bars and entertainment.
The old town of Plaka has been populated for over 5,000 years. Plaka is situated on the north and east slopes of the Acropolis, this town is well worth a visit. Offering historic sights such as ancient monuments and churches. Within Athens there are eight large hills including the Acropolis, on the outskirts you will find Mount Parnitha, Mount Pendeli and Mount Hymettos which surround the city. Athens most visited tourist attraction is a visit to Parthenon built on the Acropolis around 25,000 years ago.
Athens is the home of the Olympics along with the original modern day Olympic Games which were held in the city over 100 years ago. In the Year 2004, the Olympic Games returned to to Athens and the city experienced an enormous facelift. This included  multi-million euro projects such as the new state of the art Athens Airport, Olympic buildings and many new trees and shrubs were planted all over Athens to green up this Olympic city.
Athens opened its new Metro subway in January 2000, the main station is located in Syntagma Square. The Metro system provides a quick and easy way to travel around the city. The city of Athens hosted several historic events which took place many years ago. Athens is a unique blend of Middle Eastern and Western cultures with over 40 percent of Greece's population living in Athens. This capital city offers several attractions of a big city and more. 


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Athens is home to several historic sights many of which are known world-wide. Some of these top Athens attractions include the Agora- a grand, ruined Roman building funded by Roman emperors, the Temple of Zeus- built around 1,500 years ago to worship the Greek God Zeus, Hadrian's Arch- originally the city gate linking the Roman quarters with the original town of Athens and the Dionysos Theatre- worlds oldest theatre where many great players have performed over the years. Athens offers world class museums including the National Historical Museum-containing a collection of objects reflecting the history of Greece, The National  Archaeological Museum- housing many statues and vases, and the National Art Gallery- featuring several great works of art.

Within a short journey from Athens visitors can enjoy historical landmarks and buildings and beautifully landscaped gardens.  The Amphiaraion Archaeological Site is one of  the most romantic spots in Greece. Offering 6th century architecture, an ancient theatre and breathtaking views and nearby mountains covered in pine trees.

 The Amphiaraion site in Kalamos is an hour's drive from Athens and is close to Marathon and Agii Apostoli's pebble beach.  Located close to the Theatre of Dionysas is Panagia Hrysospiliotissa (Chapel of our Lady of the Cavern). This small and interesting temple hidden in the side of a cliff. With a rocky path leading to the Chapel of our Lady of the Cavern decorated with ancient pictures on the walls.
 Less than one hour from the city of Athens, is the Attica Peninsula offering its visitors many attractions. Including the renown Schinias Beach- with exceptional views and the coastal pine forests, this stunning Greek beach offers great bathing. The Schinias Beach can be reached by bus which departs from Mavromateon Street. There are many excellent taverns, serving traditional Greek cuisine.


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Near Athens is The Anafiotika district is one of the most beautiful parts of the city. With many small, white houses and a maze of winding streets and pathways. Offering several renovated neo-classical houses and buildings, the church of Agios Georgios (St George of the Rock), this church was built in the 17th century, along with a museum housed in the old university of Athens.
Close to the town of Peania, 2.5 miles outside Athens is Koutouki Cave. One of the most beautiful caves in Europe, with huge stalactites hanging from the ceiling. These breathtaking caves were discovered accidently years ago, when a shepherd's goat fell through a hole in the cave's roof. Visitor's can enjoy a guided tour which departs every 30 minutes, daily.