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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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Hotel Poseidon, Athens

Hotel Poseidon  

   Score 9.9/10 out of 2 reviews

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Aristoteles Hotel, Athens

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    Athenaeum Grand Hotel, Athens

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    Hotel Elite, Athens

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      Hotel Hellinis, Athens

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      Hotel Epidavros, Athens

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      Arethusa, Athens

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        Hotel Acropolis Select, Athens

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        Hotel Best Western Candia, Athens

        Hotel Best Western Candia  

           Score 8.3/10 out of 1 reviews

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        Hotel Ilisia, Athens

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        Hotel Astor, Athens

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          Hotel Achillion Athens, Athens

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            Hotel Royal Olympic, Athens

            Hotel Royal Olympic  

               Score 8.6/10 out of 1 reviews

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            Hotel Balasca, Athens

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            • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
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            Museum Hotel, Athens

            Museum Hotel

               Score 10/10 out of 1 reviews

            Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

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              Hotel Ilissos, Athens

              Hotel Ilissos  

                 Score 8.7/10 out of 3 reviews

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              Polis Grand Hotel, Athens

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              Oscar Hotel , Athens

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              Hotel Athens Center Square, Athens

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              Novus City Hotel, Athens

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                 Score 7.1/10 out of 1 reviews

              Athens, Athens Metropolitan Area, Greece

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              Chic Hotel, Athens

              Chic Hotel  

                 Score 7.4/10 out of 1 reviews

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              Airotel Alexandros, Athens

              Airotel Alexandros

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              Airotel Parthenon, Athens

              Airotel Parthenon  

                 Score 8.9/10 out of 1 reviews

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              Hotel Electra Palace Athens , Athens

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              Clients remarks about Atena


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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




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

              Super




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

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




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

              Atena...ce-as putea adăuga?




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              Madalina, couple 06/21/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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              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




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




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

              foarte buna




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              Simona, couple 07/16/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

              Linistita!




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

              ATENA ESTE O CAPITALA CU O ISTORIE BOGATA




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




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




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              idu manuela , group of friends 04/12/2013

              este foarte frumoasa si are o incarcatura istorica deosebita




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




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