• Visit the archaeological sites of Athens: the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Forum, the Roman Forum, Pnyka, the Filopappos Hill, the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herod Atticus, the Olympion, the Gate of Adrianos, etc
• In the rest of Attica, one should visit the following sites: the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, from where the view to the Aegean sea is mesmerising, the archaeological sites of Elefsina, of Marathon, of Vravrona, the Byzantine monasteries of Dafni and Kaisariani
• In the northern suburbs, Kifisia demonstrates an extremely interesting residential and natural environment; at Marousi one can visit the Olympic Stadium. In the southern suburbs, visitors can stroll by the seaside zone in the areas of Vouliagmeni and Glyfada
• At the National Park of Parnitha, which includes 17% of the Greek flora species, there is an ample network of footpaths. Opt for the picturesque route that offers a view to the basin of Athens through the woods or a ride on the Teleferik (cable car)
• Visit the islands of Argosaronikos that are of extreme natural and residential beauty: the well – preserved traditional settlement of Evropi, Hydra, Aigina with its neoclassical buildings, the cosmopolitan island of Spetses, the nearby island of Salamina and further to the south, the island of Kythira
Perfecture of ATTIKI
Region of Attica Capital town: Athens Area: Population:
How does one begin to tell the story of Attica and the city of Athens, the historic capital of Europe? Since the Antiquity, the city of Athens has been the cradle of the Hellenic civilisation where until the present day the majority of the country’s activities are concentrated.
Continental Attica contains the basin of Athens which is surrounded by the mountain ranges of Parnitha, Pendeli, Ymittos and Egaleo. The cities of Athens and Piraeus, along with the suburbs constitute an urban planning complex of 3,5 million inhabitants.
The Prefecture of Attica offers limitless possibilities for visitations to archaeological sites, museums, markets, entertainment and gastronomic indulgences. The Argosaronikos islands, the area of Troizinia and the island of Kythira belong administratively to the Prefecture.
Since the Neolithic Era, Athens has always been inhabited. The city reached its peak during the 5th century BC, i.e. the “Golden Age of Pericles”. In addition, Athens has been the cradle of Western Civilisation, where principles and ideas were first conceptualised.
Throughout the centuries, Attica’s conquerors were numerous. The result has been the creation of a varied and multifaceted historic and cultural heritage. In 1834 AD, the capital of the Greek state was transferred to Athens and from then on a process of constant development began.
How to get there
• Athens local bus station: 185; Attika Prefecture KTEL Long-distance bus station: 2108230179, 2108210872
• KTEL Long-distance bus station: 100 Kifissou Street Station: 2105124910-11-14 – 260 Liosion Street Station: 2108317189
• OSE (Hellenic Railways Organisation): 2105297777 - 1110