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Hotels in Athens are concentrated around the city centre, particularly in the regions of Syntagma, Plaka, Acropolis, Monastiraki, Thission and Panepistimiou Avenue. Most archaeological sites are found in a walking distance from these regions. Accommodation in Athens city ranges from luxurious hotels and suites to budget hostels. The squares of Omonoia and Metaxourgio also have some hotels, but crime rates are higher there. Hotels of all kinds and price ranges are also found in Piraeus as it is the main port of the city.
Things to see and do
Athens city is the most important in Greece and it is found in the region of Attica. Taking its name after its protector, goddess Athena, Athens Greece is famous because here the political system of democracy, sciences and philosophy were born. The most important monument of Athens city is of course the Acropolis. There are several other important ancient sites and monuments that can be found mainly around the lovely neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki, Thissio and in the vicinity of the Acropolis. They include ancient temples, ancient theaters and stadiums, public buildings and interesting museums.
Athens is the capital of Greece and the most important Greek city. It has many beautiful quarters. The historical centre (Syntagma-Monastiraki-Plaka) is a gem for history lovers, as it includes monuments from all periods of time, from the Classical and Roman times to the Byzantine and Neoclassical period. Do not miss a visit to important sights, including the Parthenon and the temple of Olympian Zeus, theatres, such as the Herodes Atticus, and public buildings, such as the Agora.
However, the city is not only about sightseeing and lovely restaurants. Athens holidays may also include swim in nice beaches. There are many beach resorts to enjoy a relaxing swim in the hot summer days in the peninsula of Attica. The beaches from Glyfada to the south till Cape Sounion are mostly organized and get very popular, especially in summer weekends. The present guide of Athens offers all the necessary information about a visit to this wonderful city, the birth place of the Greek history and also the seat of the modern Government.