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Athens- the largest city in Greece, and its capital, holds almost half of the country's population- 5m. It takes up most of the Attica region, located south on continental Greece, close to Peloponnese peninsula. The reasons for you to visit the Greek capital are many- you can find entertainment for each taste. Even if you have only one day in Athens, you can start with visiting the remains of the ancient Parthenon and one of the vanguard exhibitions in Gazi, have lunch in a traditional tavern at Plaka, Monastiraki or Thissio, go to the beach in Glifada, Voula or Vouliagmeni in the afternoon, and finish your night in one of Athens renowned night clubs. If, on the other hand, you have more time, we will help you make the best of it.
The city's history is so vast that it would hardly fit in a paragraph or two, but still, here's a quick look through the centuries. Athens history begins centuries before the cultural wonders of the Classical period. One of the oldest cities in the world, Athens has historical data for about 3,400 years. More...
Bus and trolley-car lines cover the whole city. Buses that go to the airport have an "X" in front of the number and the ticket costs around €3.
Athens metro has 3 lines: Line 1- Pirea- Kifisia (open line) and Line 2 and 3 that run underground and cover most of the city.
The tram in Athens connects the city center with southern suburbs.
The railway in the outskirts of the town connects Athens with the airport, Koropi and Korinthos. (The website is only in Greek).
Ridding a taxi in Athens may seem a weird experience but it is a part of the capital's life. In order to stop a taxi you need not only to wave your hand but also, when the car approaches you, you need to shout clearly your destination to the driver. Even then, however, it is not certain that you're getting in; the driver may simply pass you by. If you are getting a taxi in Athens you need to arm yourself with patience. First of all, no one may take you for a long time and, second, if you get on a taxi you may not be the only one in. Imagine you have finally found a driver to take you and 5 minutes later he takes another client. This usually happens when the person's destination is similar to yours. This is a normal thing to do in Greece. As a client, of course, you have the full right to demand that the driver picks up no one else, but when you don't speak the language and you don't know the city, you risk reaching your final destination with a detour.
Entertainment in Athens
-Allou Fun Park- theme park. You can see its location here, and the exact address is Kanapitseri Street 5, Agios Ioannis Rentis, Athens
- CopaCopana Park - aqua-park with cafeterias. You can see its location here.
- Galena's Dance Studio
- Viva Dance