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Athens


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Acropolis in Athens, Greece
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. As of 2001, Athens had a population of 745,514, and is located within a larger metropolitan area with a population of around 3.8 million.

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, have been occupied for at least 3,000 years, and is sometimes known as the "cradle of western civilization" or the "birthplace of democracy". The most visible, and famous, sign of this classical heritage is the Parthenon (a temple to the ancient goddess Athena) which stands on the Acropolis (a flat-topped rock which rises 512 feet (150 meters) above sea level). There are of course many other historic sites and monuments, including buildings from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, as well more modern landmarks constructed since Greece achieved independence in 1830.

In more recent years, Athens successfully hosted the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad), having previously hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens & the Mainland

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Released: 2017-06-20
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Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Greece's stunning historic architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that the city and coast have to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Greece.

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Greece: Greece Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Greece (Athens Travel Guide, Rhodes Travel, Crete Travel, Santorini Travel, Corfu Travel, Greek History, Greek Islands)

By 101 Coolest Things

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You are super lucky to be going to Greece, and this guide will let you know all of the coolest things to do, see, and eat around the country, including popular destinations like Athens, Thessaloniki, and the Greek Islands, such as Corfu, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Kos, Kefalonia, and Mykonos.

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Top 10 Athens (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

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True to its name, this travel guide covers all of Athens's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Athens will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from the Acropolis to the Parthenon. Travel back to ancient times and visit the Temple of Zeus, the ruler of the mythological Greek gods.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Athens.

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   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
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You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

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Fodor's Greece: with Great Cruises & the Best Islands (Full-color Travel Guide)

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· Coverage of Athens, Attica and Delphi, The Saronic Gulf Islands, The Sporades, Epirus and Thessaly, Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia, Corfu, The Peloponnese, The Cyclades, Crete, Rhodes and the Dodecanese, and The Northern Aegean Islands

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Greece: Greece Travel Guide: 51 Amazing Things to Do in Greece (2017 Travel Guides, Athens Travel, Rhodes Trave, Crete Travel, Santorini Travel, Greek Islands)

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