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Information of Athens
The capital of Greece was baptized with this name in honour of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom according to the classical Greek mythology.
Athens is today a great city that reflects in the streets the mixing of different cultures and people that have passed through these lands.
Although Athens has been the European capital that has suffered more changes during the last years, like the advances in infrastructure driven by the 2004 Olympic Games that were held here, this great city still cherishes the atmosphere of a small city in some neighborhoods. The visit of Athens is a reason for travelling to Greece.
Athens is an active metropolis with a lot of traffic, so the ideal way to visit the city is using the underground and tram to move. Moreover, there is also a large bus and trolley service since the urban distribution of the oldest areas has caused narrow and labyrinthine streets, so it is recommended to go on foot.
The city of Athens has a wide pedestrian area located in the old quarter, one of the largest in Europe, which allows you to enjoy a wonderful walk. We can admire the Acropolis, the Agora and the Temple of Olympic Zeus, monuments known worldwide. The Erecteion and Partenon caryatids reign in the Acropolis, ancient temple of Athena, one of the most wonderful places in the world, where you can stop to reflect about the meaning of beauty, inspired by the surroundings.
With our Pullmantur Cruises you will have the opportunity to see the city where democracy and the cradle of Western civilization were originated. We will visit the classical and modern places which are more important. The lively everyday life of Athens also boils in the markets and bars, especially in the historical and most touristic neighbourhood of Athens, Plaka.
With this Mediterranean Cruise you will discover a place full of stories and fables with monuments that will dazzle you.
You cannot miss
- Roman Forum
- Syntagma Square
- National Garden
- Temple of Olympic Zeus
- Arch of Hadrian
- Monument to the Unknown Soldier
- Presidential Megaron