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The Birthplace of Democracy
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital. The city of seven hills, this sprawling urban center hosts nearly 4 million residents and attracts almost as many annual visitors from around the world. The birthplace of Western civilization, Athens boasts a vibrant nightlife and a diverse culinary scene, offering impassioned foodies a chance to explore a range of trendy mainstream restaurants, traditional taverns, and alternative cafes. Famous for its ancient monuments that sit as they did thousands of years ago, sophisticated and cosmopolitan Athens remains one of Europe's safest and most livable cities dedicated to preserving its age-old traditions and indulging its hedonistic urban lifestyle. Athens is in Attica. Plan how to spend your time in Athens and other destinations in Greece using our Greece travel planner.
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Top Athens tours
Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $113
Duration: 11 hours
City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $23
Duration: 80 to 90 minutes
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $62
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