Exploring the Greek Capital of Athens
As the capital city of Greece, Athens receives many visitors every year. Most people looking to visit some of the Greek islands or go around exploring the countryside and looking for mysterious ancient temples will first land at Athens and then find their way around the country via plane, car or other means of transport.
Athens itself is a well-known tourist destination as well. Its history and many old sites left over from the era of Ancient Greece are enough to captivate any visitor who finds their way to the area of classical Athens or places like the archaeological hub, the many museums of the city, or the sites of the three Olympic Games that were organized in the Hellenic capital (in 1896, 1906 and 2004). The oldest known human presence in the Athens area dates back over 7,000 years, and from the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and the famous Parthenon, to the Roman Agora, there is plenty to explore here.
Even the metropolitan area of Athens is worthy of a nice urban adventure. A large and exciting city by modern standards, Athens spans nearly 3,000 square kilometers, and is currently home to more than 3.5 million inhabitants.