Athens, Greece
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Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire.

Information & Facts

Activities

The city is dominated by 5th century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel and ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.

Climate

The climate here is mild, and generally warm and temperate. The winters are rainier than the summers in Athens.  The average annual temperature is 18.1 °C in Athens.

Language

Greek is the main langugae used.  However English is used in most tourist resorts.

Money

Euros are the main currency used across Greece.

Time

Greece is one hour ahead of GMT