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Athens is the capital of Greece. Athens glorious evolved, especially in ancient Greece, is inhabited by humans since the Bronze Age and governed until around 1000 BC Ionian kings.

Acropolis in Athens was placed in 1987 on the UNESCO world cultural heritage list.

Athens was originally inhabited about 6,000 years later pelasgieni and Ionians who settled in this natural fortress, the great rock of the Acropolis or the city from above, as the Greeks call it. The city has developed and been recognized the goddess Athena. He saw the first flowering of the Mycenaean era (1600-1100 BC). At the end of the sixth century BC tyranny (perhaps royal) was replaced by a democratic regime which led to a civilization unparalleled in human history. In the fifth century BC Under the enlightened rule of Pericles, Athens reached the pinnacle of cultural, economic and military, which meant that this period be called "the golden age of Athens." During the Hellenistic and Byzantine Athens played a secondary role. After the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman yoke in 1834, was proclaimed the capital of Athens, Greece.

The town takes its name from the goddess Athena, in Greek mythology, symbolizing wisdom. Legend says that the gods Ares Athens and found the city and strove to grasp it. Ares gave residents a horse for war, and Athens has tamed the horse and gave the olive tree.

The original name was "Athena", plural "Athena, goddess name in the local dialect. Customary to call a polis (city-state) with the plural form is specific to other cities (for example, Thebes and Mykenai) because these cities have incorporated more settlements.

Athens stretches across the central plains of Attica, known as a pool. It is surrounded by Mount Aegaleo in the west, Mount Parnitha north and northeast, Mount Penteli Hymettos Saronic Gulf to the east and south-west. Athens it is still difficult to expand due to geographical barriers mentioned above, although the metropolitan suburbs are still expanding.

Capital Kifissia is crossed by the river which then flows into the Gulf of Thessaloniki and Faliro.

The soil is rocky and not very fertile, the hills are masses of limestone.

Athens in 2001 had a population of 745,514 inhabitants in an area of 39 km ². The metropolitan area covers an area of 412 square kilometers and the number of inhabitants in 2001 was 3,130,840. The metropolitan area of Athens was the twelfth in the European Union, according to Eurostat.








Athens | Athens is the capital of Greece. Athens glorious evolved, especially in ancient Greece, is inhabited by humans since the Bronze Age and governed until around 1000 BC Ionian kings.

Acropolis in Athens was placed in 1987 on the UNESCO world cultural heritage list

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Aristoteles Hotel - Hotel Inchis, Athens

Aristoteles Hotel - Hotel Inchis

Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • Airplane (07/17 - 07/16/2023)
  • No transport provided
Athenaeum Grand Hotel, Athens

Athenaeum Grand Hotel

Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

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  • Airplane (08/07 - 08/06/2023)
  • No transport provided
Hotel Elite, Athens

Hotel Elite

Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

    • Airplane (07/12 - 07/11/2023)
    • No transport provided

      Last booking: 06/01/2022

    Hotel Epidavros, Athens

    Hotel Epidavros

    Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • Airplane (07/17 - 07/16/2023)
    • No transport provided
    Museum Hotel, Athens

    Museum Hotel

       Score 10/10 out of 1 reviews

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      • Airplane (08/03 - 08/02/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Rio Athens, Athens

      Hotel Rio Athens  

         Score 6.6/10 out of 1 reviews

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
      • Airplane (07/28 - 07/27/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Oscar Hotel , Athens

      Oscar Hotel

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
      • Airplane (08/03 - 08/02/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Solomou Hotel, Athens

      Solomou Hotel

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
      • Airplane (08/07 - 08/06/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Iniohos Hotel, Athens

      Iniohos Hotel

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with parking  
      • Airplane (07/27 - 07/26/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Moka, Athens

      Hotel Moka

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with parking  
      • Airplane (07/27 - 07/26/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Acharnis Kavallari Hotel Suites, Athens

      Acharnis Kavallari Hotel Suites

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
      • Airplane (07/28 - 07/27/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Anixi Boutique, Athens

      Hotel Anixi Boutique

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with parking  
      • Airplane (08/04 - 08/03/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Semeli Hotel, Athens

      Semeli Hotel

         Score 7.9/10 out of 1 reviews

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with parking  
      • Airplane (08/04 - 08/03/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Hellinis, Athens

      Hotel Hellinis

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

      • Hotel with parking  
      • Airplane (08/07 - 08/06/2023)
      • No transport provided
      Arethusa, Athens

      Arethusa

      Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

        • Airplane (08/07 - 08/06/2023)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Dorian Inn, Athens

        Hotel Dorian Inn  

           Score 7.9/10 out of 1 reviews

        Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

        • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
        • Airplane (07/17 - 07/16/2023)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Alma, Athens

        Hotel Alma

        Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

        • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
        • Airplane (08/03 - 08/02/2023)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel King George, Athens

        Hotel King George

        Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

        • Hotel with indoor pool  
        • Airplane (07/17 - 07/16/2023)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Poseidon, Athens

        Hotel Poseidon  

           Score 9.9/10 out of 2 reviews

        Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

        • Hotel with outdoor pool  
        • Airplane (08/07 - 08/06/2023)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Titania, Athens

        Hotel Titania  

           Score 9.6/10 out of 1 reviews

        Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

        • Hotel with parking  
        • Airplane (08/04 - 08/03/2023)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Ilissos, Athens

        Hotel Ilissos  

           Score 8.7/10 out of 3 reviews

        Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

        • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
        • Airplane (08/07 - 08/06/2023)
        • No transport provided
        Hotel Amaryllis, Athens

        Hotel Amaryllis

        Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

          • Airplane (07/27 - 07/26/2023)
          • No transport provided
          Economy Hotel Athens, Athens

          Economy Hotel Athens

          Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

          • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
          • Airplane (08/03 - 08/02/2023)
          • No transport provided
          Chic Hotel, Athens

          Chic Hotel  

             Score 7.4/10 out of 1 reviews

          Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

          • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
          • Airplane (08/07 - 08/06/2023)
          • No transport provided
          Pentelikon, Athens

          Pentelikon

          Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

          • Hotel with outdoor pool  
          • Airplane (08/03 - 08/02/2023)
          • No transport provided

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          Clients remarks about Atena


          10

          Mariana, couple 07/29/2022DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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          Iordache Elena, family with children 07/20/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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          Fzakas Daniela, couple 06/28/2021DIRECT BOOKING traveler




          10

          Radulescu Madalina, couple 07/16/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          Super




          10

          Moga Alexandrina , family with children 12/29/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          Un oraș care merită vizitat! Prețuri foarte bune la outlet McArthurGlen. Voi reveni!




          7

          Popa Alin , group of friends 10/07/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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          pablo rosenblum, couple 12/14/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          the hotel was fine.the location not so good.I was in half board and the dinner was horrible.




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          Nela, couple 10/06/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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          Adi, couple 08/13/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




          10

          Morari Constantin, couple 08/03/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          Atena...ce-as putea adăuga?




          10

          Madalina, couple 06/21/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




          9

          Ioana, couple 05/03/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          Un oras al contrastelor ..... ca Bucurestiul. Obiectivele turistice merita vizitate.




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          Nicoleta, couple 04/18/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




          10

          Adriana, family with children 12/31/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler




          8

          Mariana Petu, group of friends 10/27/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          foarte buna




          9

          Simona, couple 07/16/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          Linistita!




          9

          moscu ninel, couple 03/02/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          excelent




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          Georgeta , group of friends 11/11/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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          Georgeta , group of friends 11/11/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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          oprita beatrice , group of friends 10/10/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          ATENA ESTE O CAPITALA CU O ISTORIE BOGATA




          9

          Mihale Cristina, family with children 09/28/2015DIRECT BOOKING traveler




          10

          ANTONIADIS A., couple 03/07/2015DIRECT BOOKING traveler




          9

          Gorgan Vasile, lonely traveler 02/08/2015DIRECT BOOKING traveler

          N-am




          9

          idu manuela , group of friends 04/12/2013

          este foarte frumoasa si are o incarcatura istorica deosebita




          9

          cosmin, group of friends 11/27/2011DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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