has never been a better time to visit Athens. No
other city offers as much heritage, history and
culture to enjoy
Athina, IPA: [aˈèina]),
and largest city of
periphery: as one of the
world's oldest cities,
its recorded history spans at least
3,000 years. The Greek capital has a
population of 745,514 (in 2001) within
its administrative limits and a land
area of 39 km2 (15 sq mi).
of Athens extends beyond the
administrative city limits with a
population of 3.37 million (in 2005).
The area of Athens prefecture spans
412 km2 (159 sq mi) and
encompasses a population of 3,192,606.
Larger Urban Zone
(LUZ) is the 7th most populated LUZ in
with a population of 4,013,368 (in
2004). A bustling and cosmopolitan
metropolis, Athens is central to
economic, financial, industrial,
political and cultural life in Greece.
It is rapidly becoming a leading
business centre in the European Union.
In 2008, Athens was ranked the world's
32nd-richest city in a
was a powerful
A centre for the arts, learning and
Athens was also the birthplace of
and its many other prominent
philosophers, writers and politicians of
the ancient world. It is widely referred
to as the
of Western civilization and the
largely due to the impact of its
cultural and political achievements
during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on
the rest of the then known European
The heritage of the classical era is
still evident in the city, represented
by a number of ancient monuments and
works of art, the most famous of all
widely considered a key landmark of
early Western civilization. The city
also retains a vast variety of
monuments, as well as a smaller number
monuments projecting the city's long
history across the centuries. Landmarks
of the modern era are also present,
dating back to 1830 (the establishment
of the independent Greek state), and
taking in the
(19th century) and the Athens Trilogy
(Library, University, and Academy).
Athens was the host city of the
first modern-day Olympic Games
in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed
2004 Summer Olympics,
with great success.
We offer special rates
for private tours on early
PRIVATE TOURS WE SUGGEST:
Best of Athens:
This is an 8 hours tour
allows you to visit the world famous Acropolis, the
You’ll see the
Temple of Athena Nike and the Erectheum, with its classical
Porch of Maidens. We will drive you
to see the
Parthenon, the highest point of
Athens and the ivory statue of the
These are the tours that we suggest, but you can
customize your itinerary the way you and your
Family feels more enjoyable and comfortable.
We can accommodate from one person to a large
group, we specialize in personal and Private
tour in Greece and the Greek Islands.
In most of the tours in Greece, height hills
shoes are not acceptable.