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Attica Introduction to Athens, Greece  
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  Athens, Greece's capital and by far its largest city, is modern, noisy, polluted and chaotic. But it has its charms and attractions. During antiquity it grew to become the centre of a rich, powerful and influential city state (polis) famed for its philosophers, artists, architects and political leaders. Today, the fame of those glory days and the remains of buildings and treasures created by the ancient Athenians attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.

The My Favourite Planet guide to Athens will be expanding to include more detailed information about this fascinating city. We begin with our photo galleries, featuring photos of some of its main attractions. Each gallery page contains background information to the places, people and objects in the photos.
See also The Cheshire Cat Blog
photo essays about Athens:

Athens street life         Athens Aristotle's Lyceum
Athens facts and figures
name: Athens (Athena, Athina, Αθήνα)

country: Greece

periphery: Attica

prefecture: Athens

coordinates: 37° 58′ N, 23° 43′ E

total area: Athens municipality 38.964 square km
metropolitan area 411.7 square km

population: Athens municipality 745,514 (estimated)
metropolitan area 3,761,810 (estimated)

currency: Euro (€)

language: Greek

climate: Mediterranean

local time: Eastern European Time (EET)

Daylight Saving Schedule:

Summer (from last Sunday in March)
GMT/UTC +3 hours

Winter (from last Sunday in October)
GMT/UTC +2 hours
 

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Map showing the position of Athens and Attica

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Pella

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Evzone stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece at My Favourite Planet

An Evzone stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
in front of the Greek parliament, Syntagma Square, Athens.
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photo essays and articles
about Greece:

Athens (street life)

Athens (Aristotle's Lyceum)

Dion

Kastellorizo

Meteora

Pella

Polygyros

Thessaloniki
 
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Map of Athens at My Favourite Planet

A Map of Athens during the Roman Imperial period around 200 AD,
superimposed on a plan of the modern city of the early 1920s.

From Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1923.
At the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin.
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