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Athens Destination Guide

Discover Athens in Greece!

Athens in the region of Attica with it's 729,137 habitants is a place located in Greece and is the capital of this country.

Map of the area of Athens in Greece

Local time in Athens is now 11:19 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Athens" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Rafina, Psychiko, Plaka, Peristeri, Old Faliron or Kolonaki. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

10°C / 51 °F Moderate rain
Morning Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Evening Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Night Temperature 10°C / 51 °F
Chance of rainfall 4%
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1027.5 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Friday, 20th of January 2017
Scattered clouds, fresh breeze.
Scattered clouds Day: 10°C (50 °F)
Night: 9°C (49 °F)
Saturday, 21st of January 2017
Clear sky, fresh breeze.
Clear sky Day: 10°C (50 °F)
Night: 10°C (49 °F)
Sunday, 22nd of January 2017
Light rain, strong breeze, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 11°C (52 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)

Videos

City sightseeing by bus from Thisio (/At...

03:04 min ( December 06, 2009 by valpard)
Views: 7,325 - Rating: 5/5

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Closer - Wine (live in Athens - BarGuruB...

03:14 min ( October 21, 2008 by inthemarket)
Views: 9,885 - Rating: 4.95652/5

Closer performing "Wine" live in Athens - BarGuruBar - 19/10/2008 Presented by City 99,5 Live (Sundays 22:00 - 00:00)! Filmed by Kostas Antonopoulos www.myspace.com www.myspace.com www.myspace.com Clo...


Cyanna - Like Fire / This Fire (live in ...

04:10 min ( January 03, 2009 by inthemarket)
Views: 9,740 - Rating: 4.83333/5

Cyanna performing "Like Fire (The Dubrovniks cover) / This Fire (Franz Ferdinand cover)" live in Thissio, Athens, Greece (Mtv Gr / Music Week) 28/09/2008 Filmed by Kostas Antonopoulos www.cyanna.gr ww...

Athens Greece - harsh street life

02:25 min ( August 26, 2010 by hoffen)
Views: 7,281 - Rating: 3.54545/5

Street people engaged in drug-taking activities on the plaza - view from our hotel. Athens is a super nice city by the way, so don't let this video sway you into not going


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Athens during the next days.

20
Jan
2017

Olympiacos Piraeus - Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz

Beginning: 07:00 pm (19:00).
More on eventful.com.

4:20 Session

Beginning: 11:00 pm (23:00).
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21
Jan
2017

NTUA

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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ActiveHike Ταϋγετος: Φαραγγι Λαγκαδιωτισσας - Μυστρας

Beginning: 06:30 am (06:30).
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22
Jan
2017

ActiveHike MenalonTrail #6

Beginning: 06:30 am (06:30).
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24
Jan
2017

Panathinaikos Athens - FC Barcelona Lassa

Beginning: 08:45 pm (20:45).
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27
Jan
2017

MostraRota - Home & Decoration

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Olympiacos Piraeus - Brose Bamberg

Beginning: 09:00 pm (21:00).
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28
Jan
2017

THE KVB

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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04
Feb
2017

TEDxKids@Ilissos

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Interesting facts about this location

Kerameikos

Keramikos is an area of Athens, Greece, located to the northwest of the Acropolis, which includes an extensive area both within and outside the ancient city walls, on both sides of the Dipylon (Δίπυλον) Gate and by the banks of the Eridanos River. It was the potters' quarter of the city, from which the English word "ceramic" is derived, and was also the site of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road out of the city towards Eleusis.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek pottery, Ancient Greek sites in Greece, Ancient cemeteries in Greece, Areas of Athens, Iron Age sites in Greece, Landmarks in Athens, Mycenaean sites in central Greece

Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens (aka Forum of Athens in older texts) is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Kolonus Agoraios, also called Market Hill.

More reading: Ancient Agora of Athens homepage
Located at 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:6th-century BC architecture, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Ancient Greek buildings and structures in Athens

Temple of Hephaestus

The Temple of Hephaestus, also known as the Hephaisteion or earlier as the Theseion, is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built. It is a Doric peripteral temple, and is located at the north-west side of the Agora of Athens, on top of the Agoraios Kolonos hill. From the 7th century until 1834, it served as the Greek Orthodox church of St. George Akamates.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:5th-century BC architecture, Ancient Greek buildings and structures in Athens, Ancient Greek sites in Greece, Archaeological sites in Attica, Conversion of non-Christian places of worship into churches, Hephaestus, Landmarks in Athens, Temples in ancient Athens

Pnyx

The Pnyx is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece. Beginning as early as 507 BC, the Athenians gathered on the Pnyx to host their popular assemblies, thus making the hill one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy. The Pnyx is located less than 1 kilometre west of the Acropolis and 1.6 km south-west of the centre of Athens, Syntagma Square.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek sites in Greece, Athenian democracy, Hills of Greece, Landmarks in Athens

Eleusinion

An Athenian temple to Demeter, the Eleusinion was the place where all sacred objects associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries were kept between ceremonies. It was located at the base of the Acropolis. The Eleusinion played an important role in the Panathenaic festival.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.98, 23.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Eleusinian Mysteries, Temples in ancient Athens, Temples of Demeter

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