Athens

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Capital of Greece, named after the Greek goddess Athena. Athens was home to one of the earliest recorded formal democracies and the site of the Parthenon.

It is served by a newly constructed and opened airport, the Eleftherios Venizelos airport, about a 40-minute taxi ride from the city centre (depending upon the density of the traffic).

Things to see in Athens
the Acropolis, Athens
the Parthenon
Piraeus harbour
Agora, Athens
Plaka
Philopappos monument
Pnyx
Lysikrates monument
Arch of Hadrian
Olympeion
Kerameikon


See Athenian democracy.