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Athens Destination Guide

Explore Athens in Greece! Athens in the region of Attica with it's 729,137 habitants is a place in Greece and is the capital of this country.

Considering your budget, these more prominent locations could be interesting to check as well: Rafina, Psychiko, Plaka, Peristeri, Old Faliron or Kolonaki. When in this area, you might want to check out Rizopolis, Patisia, Oikismos Papagou, Neon Iraklion, Nea Khalkidhon and Ymittos as well. Map of the area of Athens in Greece

Local Time

Local time in Athens is now 04:24 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Athens" with an UTC offset of 3 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 23°C / 73 °F
Evening 26°C / 78 °F
Night 21°C / 70 °F
Rain 0 l/sq m
Air Humidity 72%
Air Pressure 1024.2 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear
25°C / 76 °F Sky is clear

Saturday, 23rd of September 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 24°C (76 °F)
Night: 21°C (69 °F)
Sunday, 24th of September 2017
Few clouds, light breeze.
Few clouds Day: 25°C (76 °F)
Night: 23°C (73 °F)
Monday, 25th of September 2017
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 24°C (76 °F)
Night: 19°C (66 °F)

Video Collection

Ancient Sites of Athens

Check out our Best of Athens Travel Guide http://davidsbeenhere.com/product/best-athens-greece-city-travel-guide-2014/ and http://davidsbeenhere.com David's Been Here is touring one of the

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Gogol Bordello - Pala Tute (Live in Athe...

Gogol Bordello returned in Athens with an unforgettable show... - Live Review at http://bit.ly/1g41KDV

08:47 min, rating: 5/5
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Ariston hotel Athens

Ariston Hotel is a newly built 3 star superior hotel located in the center of Athens. http://www.holiday.gr/member.php?member_id=7242 For all Holiday.gr users there is a discount at

24:03 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: March 01, 2011 by Holiday.gr Travel Guide

Aprilia_Pegaso_Trail @ city of Athens av...

Riding Pegaso Trail in Athens during rush hour...!!!

46:48 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: October 16, 2010 by seliandros


Driving in center of Athens Greece [108...

Location: Greece () Athína () Cam: Gopro HD Hero [GPS: 37°59'10.14"N / 23°42'32.58"E]

31:33 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: January 27, 2013 by Alix1034

City sightseeing by bus from Thisio (/At...

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09:54 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: December 06, 2009 by valpard


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Photo Collection

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Interesting Events in the future

A short collection of upcomming events in Athens during the next days, weeks and months.

23
Sep
2017

FABIO FLORIDO

Starts: 02:00 am (02:00)
More at eventful.com.

Tale Of Us - Techniques Festival

Starts: 02:00 am (02:00)
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Solomun

Starts: 02:00 am (02:00)
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Chris Liebing - BLEND

Starts: 02:00 am (02:00)
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ActiveHike Mt. Olympus Enipeas Gorge

Starts: 07:30 am (07:30)
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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO + Chickn

Starts: 10:00 am (10:00)
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CC Company- Blackmayne- STEAMROLLER ASSAULT- Convixion- Gauntlet- Flying Dutchman - Side Effects

Starts: 08:00 pm (20:00)
More at eventful.com.

24
Sep
2017

A2LTD - George Tsilipakos At Mikro Bar

Starts: 02:00 am (02:00)
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Devin Townsend Project

Starts: 10:00 am (10:00)
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Η μάχη του Γκρούνβαλντ (Grunwald) 15 Ιουλίου 1410

Starts: 12:00 pm (12:00)
More at eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens (aka Forum of Athens in older texts) is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Kolonus Agoraios, also called Market Hill.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Eleusinion

An Athenian temple to Demeter, the Eleusinion was the place where all sacred objects associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries were kept between ceremonies. It was located at the base of the Acropolis. The Eleusinion played an important role in the Panathenaic festival.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Kerameikos

Keramikos is an area of Athens, Greece, located to the northwest of the Acropolis, which includes an extensive area both within and outside the ancient city walls, on both sides of the Dipylon (Δίπυλον) Gate and by the banks of the Eridanos River. It was the potters' quarter of the city, from which the English word "ceramic" is derived, and was also the site of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road out of the city towards Eleusis.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Monastiraki

Monastiraki is a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece, and is one of the principal shopping districts in Athens. The area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, and specialty stores, and is a major tourist attraction in Athens and Attica for bargain shopping. The area is named after Monastiraki Square, which in turn is named for the Pantanassa church monastery that is located within the square.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Monastiraki metro station

This page addresses a train station in Greece; for the ancient Cretan city, see Monastiraki, Crete. Monastiraki or Monastirion (English: Monastery) station is an interchange station on the Athens Metro, between Lines 1 and 3. The original surface station of Line 1 opened in May 17, 1895. It became an interchange point of the network when the underground station of Line 3 opened in April 22, 2003. It is located in the historic center of Athens, near the neighborhood of Plaka.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

National Observatory of Athens

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) (Greek: Εθνικό Αστεροσκοπείο Αθηνών) is a research institute in Athens, Greece. Founded in 1842, it is the oldest research foundation in Greece, as it was the first scientific research institute built after Greece became independent in 1829, and one of the oldest research institutes in Southern Europe.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Pnyx

The Pnyx is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece. Beginning as early as 507 BC, the Athenians gathered on the Pnyx to host their popular assemblies, thus making the hill one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy. The Pnyx is located less than 1 kilometre west of the Acropolis and 1.6 km south-west of the centre of Athens, Syntagma Square.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Stoa of Attalos

The Stoa of Attalos (also spelled Attalus) is recognised as one of the most impressive stoae in the Athenian Agora. It was built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Stoa of Zeus

The Stoa of Zeus at Athens, was a two-aisled stoa located in the northwest corner of the Ancient Agora of Athens. It was built c. 425 BC–410 BC for religious purposes in dedication to Zeus by the Eleutherios (Freedom): a cult founded after the Persian War. It is different from others in that it was a stoa rather than a temple (the common building used for religious purposes). Scholars believe the building also served other civic purposes due to its central location.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Temple of Hephaestus

The Temple of Hephaestus, also known as the Hephaisteion or earlier as the Theseion, is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built. It is a Doric peripteral temple, and is located at the north-west side of the Agora of Athens, on top of the Agoraios Kolonos hill. From the 7th century until 1834, it served as the Greek Orthodox church of St. George Akamates.

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Coordinates: 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.