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  Athens Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Redolent with history and mythology, Athens is an affable city enlivened by bustling outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets that wind through the city's ancient sites and its fair share of urban eccentrics.
Winters in Athens are lively and give you a different experience.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Athens book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/greece/athens   (338 words)

  
  Athens for Health
The Athens Access Management system provides users with single sign-on to numerous web-based services throughout the UK and overseas.
Athens was initially deployed in the higher education sector in 1996 and has firmly established itself as the de facto standard for secure access management to web-based services for the UK education and health sectors.
In December 2000, Athens was awarded the NHS Information Authority contract for Access Management Services for the National Library for Health (NLH).
www.athens.nhs.uk   (76 words)

  
  Athens - Phantis
Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica, which is bound by mount Aegaleo on the west, mount Parnitha on the north, mount Penteli to the northeast, mount Hymettus on the east, and the Saronic Gulf on the south-west.
Athens has expanded to cover the entire plain, and is thus unlikely to grow significantly in area in the future, because of the natural boundaries.
Athens was awarded the 2004 Summer Olympics on September 5, 1997 in Lausanne, Switzerland, after surprisingly having lost the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
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  Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athens was the leading city in Greece during the greatest period of Greek civilization during the 1st millennium BC.
Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica, which is bound by Mount Aegaleo in the west, Mount Parnitha in the north, Mount Penteli in the northeast, Mount Hymettus in the east, and the Saronic Gulf in the southwest.
Athens is served, since March 2001, by the ultra modern Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport located near the town of Spata, in the eastern Mesoghia Plain, some 35 km east of Athens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Athens   (4844 words)

  
 Category:Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína; Ancient Greek: Αθήναι, Athinai) is the capital of Greece, and also the capital of the Attica prefecture.
In addition to being a modern European city, Athens is also famous for being a powerful city-state and a very important center of learning in ancient times.
Drawing on its distinguished history, Athens is a prominent tourist destination.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Athens   (181 words)

  
 Athens (Greece) - MSN Encarta
Athens is often called the cradle of Western civilization for its momentous cultural achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries bc.
A few medieval churches survive from the period in which Athens was a provincial capital of the Byzantine Empire.
The Athens Greek Orthodox Cathedral was constructed in a neo-Byzantine style in the 19th century using material from demolished medieval churches.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Athens
Athens, home of the University of Georgia (UGA), is located along the north Oconee River in Clarke County, in the rolling Piedmont of northeast Georgia.
Athens was a major gathering point for Confederate enlistees and a haven for refugees from active theaters of war.
The Athens area grew rapidly during and after World War II (1941-45), and by 1980 the population of Athens and its suburbs was 62,896.
www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?path=/CitiesCounties/Cities&id=h-2210   (2338 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Christian Athens
Athens itself and in the country of Attika, especially on the slopes of the surrounding mountains of Hymettos, and Pentelikos, and Parnes.
Athens, a Greek dignitary for the Catholics of the Greek Rite, and a Latin for the Franks.
Athens, all of the Greek Rite, except the chapels in the monasteries of the western monks.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02043b.htm   (3148 words)

  
 Athens
Athens (Greek: Αθήνα; Athína) is the capital of Greece, and also the capital of the Attica region of Greece.
Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica, which is bound by mount Aegaleo on the west, mount Parnitha on the north, mount Penteli to the northeast, mount Hymettus on the east, and the Saronic Gulf on the south-west.
Athens has expanded to cover the entire plain, and is thus unlikely to grow significantly in area in the future, because of the natural boundaries.
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 Athens
Athens is the capital city of Attica, a province of central Greece, northeast of the Isthmus of Corinth (area 2 ; see also map of Attica and of Athens).
Athens is the most famous of all Ancient Greek cities, not so much by its political role --though for a while during the Vth century B. it was the head of an empire that dominated a large part of the eastern Mediterranean world-- as by its cultural legacy.
Athens was under the protection of the goddess Athena, the giver of the olive-tree, and Poseidon, the god of the sea.
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 Athens, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Under Pandion 2, Athens was at war with Thebes, which at the time was ruled by Labdacus 1 (grandfather of Oedipus), for a matter of boundaries.
Cecrops 2 was succeeded by his son Pandion 4, who reigned in Athens until he was expelled by the sons of Metion 1, and having emigrated to Megara, he was later proclaimed king of that city.
The expedition of Theseus to Crete liberated Athens from this subjection, but as Aegeus 1 thought Theseus to be dead, he threw himself into the sea and perished.
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 Athens
Plato was born in Athens in 428 BC.
It was the language of Athens and the surrounding district of Attica and differed from the other Ionic forms chiefly in its contraction of vowels.
Athens is the capital of Greece and the country’s largest city, Athens is dominated by the flat-topped hill of the Acropolis, site of the 2400-year-old Parthenon, one of the most famous classical monuments in the world.
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 Athens travel guide - Wikitravel
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína), [1] is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants.
Athens was just a small provincial village when it was chosen in the middle of the 19th century to serve as the national capital of the modern Greek State.
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is situated 27 km (17 miles) east of the city center, near the suburb of Spáta.
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 Athens
Athens was one of the first places he visited on his journey and his description of the city provides us with some invaluable clues about the location, form, decoration, function, and historical significance of many prominent monuments.
The Temple of Athena Parthenos, the Parthenon,now a ruin lying atop the Acropolis of Athens, is the testament in stone to that claim.
An animal sacrifice was held on the altar to the east of the Parthenon's entrance and the old cult statue of Athena, in the Erechtheion, received her new peplos.
www.emich.edu /abroad/staff/Benita/Athens.html   (7045 words)

  
 ATHENS - Greece
Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by express airport bus connections on a 24 h basis, ensuring efficient transport for air travelers and facilitating linkage to key tourist attractions.
Unlike most capital cities, Athens' history is not one of continuous expansion; it is one characterised by glory, followed by decline and near annihilation, and then resurgence in the 19th century, when it became capital of independent Greece.
The population of Athens virtually doubled overnight, necessitating the hasty erection of concrete apartment blocks to house the newcomers.
www.gto.gr /athens/athens/athens.html   (2654 words)

  
 AEK Athens - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
AEK Athens won 3-2 in the away leg in Cyprus (Ouzounidis 23', Borbokis 44' and 47', Malekkos 90', Nikolaidis 93'), and won 1-0 in the home leg which was played at Nikos Goumas (AEK Athens home ground) when Costa Rican international Mauricio Wright scored with a header in the 58th minute.
AEK Athens had no difficulty in knocking out Maccabi Haifa and proceeding to the next round (AEK won 4-1 in the away leg and 4-0 in Athens).
The authorities in Athens were very concerned that tourists sometimes hacked pieces of marble away from the columns of the ancient Parthenon buildings.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Sports/AEK-Athens-9903.html   (809 words)

  
 Athens Greece, Athens Hotels, accommodation in Athens, Athens Greece, Attica, Greece - travel greece
Athens International Airport -Eleftherios Venizelos- is located 33km southeast of Athens and is easily accessible via Attiki Odos, a six-lane motorway constituting the Athens City Ring Road.
Public transport to Athens and the port of Piraeus is provided by express airport bus connections on a 24 hours basis, ensuring efficient transport for air travelers and facilitating linkage to key tourist attractions.
Athens is the largest city in Greece with around 4 million people live in it and it is a cosmopolitan city than never sleeps with numerous sites to visit and beautiful beaches located at Athenian Riviera at the South West part of the city.
www.thegreektravel.com /athens/index.html   (295 words)

  
 Athens - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
The cultural legacy of ancient Athens to the world is incalculable; to a great extent the references to the Greek heritage that abound in the culture of Western Europe are to Athenian civilization.
Athens became a minor ally of growing Rome, and a period of stagnation was broken only when the city unwisely chose to support Mithradates VI of Pontus against Rome.
As a result, Athens was sacked by the Roman general Sulla in 86 &BC; Nevertheless, Athens sent out many teachers to Rome and retained a certain faded glory as a moderately prosperous small city in the backwash of the empire.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=ATHENS&enc=3238   (1873 words)

  
 Athens
Athens had been occupied from 3,000 BC onward, but not until the height of Mycenean rule (1,400 BC to 1,200 BC), did the city begin to create the buildings commonly associated with it.
It houses the monument of the Roman benefactor of Athens, Gaius Julius Antiochus Filopappou.
This merging is reflected in the myths of Theseus and the portrayal of the population of Athens in the myths.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/thecities/athens.html   (937 words)

  
 University of Athens Encyclopedia Articles @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greek: Εθνικόν και Καποδιστριακόν Πανεπιστήμιον Αθηνών), usually referred to simply as the University of Athens, is the oldest university in the region of the eastern Mediterranean and has been in continuous operation since its establishment in 1837.
National and Capodistrian University of Athens was founded on May 3, 1837, and was housed in the residence of architect Stamatis Kleanthes, on the north east side of the Acropolis.
Research conducted in the institutes of the metropolitan area of Athens accounted for over 50% of the ISI-indexed scientific publications coming from Greece in 2004.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/University_of_Athens   (733 words)

  
 Access & Identity Management
Athens allows individuals to use single sign-on to access web resources for which their organisation has a valid subscription.
Athens reduces the administrative burden for Librarians and Information managers by providing appropriate access for your users.
Athens helps content providers maximise their market potential by reaching a greater audience and overcoming the administrative burden of lost or forgotten passwords.
www.athensams.net   (88 words)

  
 280 hotels in Athens. Compare prices of Athens, Greece hotels. Athens accommodation deals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Athens, Greece - the craddle of European civilisation, definitely a must for each and every traveller to Europe.
Beauty of the famous Acropolis dominates the Athens landscape of the city bringing the old Greek gods to one's mind.
A travel to Athens is the best way to explore the Greek mythology, learn the basics of European philosophical thought and appreciate great architectural achievements of constructors living 500 B.C. Read more about Athens...
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 Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Athens Community has contributed to the world at large a number of useful and brilliant people.
Athens has furnished to the world sixteen physicians, honored and beloved in the communities in which they have cast their lots.
Athens as a village sprang up in the woods, and has grown to its present proportions around the State Normal School.
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