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  AllRefer.com - Athens, city, Greece, Greece (Greek Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The capital of Attica prefecture, Athens is Greece's largest city and its administrative, economic, and cultural center.
The main landmark of Athens is the acropolis (412 ft/126 m high), which dominates the city and on which stand the remains of the Parthenon, the propylaea, and the Erechtheum.
Occupying the southern part of Athens, the Acropolis is ringed by the other chief landmarks of the ancient city : the Pnyx, where the citizens' assemblies were held; the Areopagus; the Theseum of Hephaesteum, a well-preserved Doric temple of the 5th cent.
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 Attika - Dilos Holiday World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Attica borders Sterea Ellada (Central Greece) to the north and the Saronic Gulf to the south.
Athens is the symbol of freedom, art, and democracy in the conscience of the civilized world.
In the centre of town are two hills, the Acropolis with the monuments from the Age of Pericles, and Lycabettus with the picturesque chapel of Ai Giorgis.
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 Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
Greece hoped the return of the Olympics to Hellenic soil, combined with the swanky new museum, would oblige the British Museum to at least loan the frieze.
Athens is staging a "cultural olympiad", a collection of exhibitions and concerts under the aegis of the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.
The new Athens metro is itself a spectacle; because the very soil of Athens is composed of antiquities, the digging of an underground railway network in time for the Olympics brought to light millions of remains, from water pipes to amphorae.
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 Athens Greece: A guide to Athens city, Greece
Athens is a beautiful city named after the goddess of wisdom Athena.
Athens Greece is the cradle of one of the greatest civilization which invented and developed the politics, mathematics, physics, architecture, arts and more…
The Acropolis was a sacred place of Greece and many people believe that it is one of the most important monuments of Europe and built by one of the most important and "modern" civilizations...
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 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.
Along with the rest of Greece, Athens suffered appallingly during the German occupation of WWII and in the civil war that followed.
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 Athens Greece - travel guide to Athens Greece - Athens hotels and tours
Athens, the spectacular capital city of Greece, is home to over one third of the Greek population.
Athens is one of the most vibrant and dazzling cities in Europe and its unique blend of old and new has made it a popular destination for both business and leisure.
Athens is one of the few places on earth that can boast a history of over 5000 years!
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 Athens : athens greece, athens hotel
Amalia Athens hotel is privileged by it's location, right in the heart of the city, across the street from the National Garden.
The Athens Atrium Hotel and Suites is classified as a four star Hotel that combines comfort and elegance in a quit environment that attracts both businessmen and tourists.
Hotel RIO is located in the center of Athens, walking distance to all local attractions, on the quiet pedestrian street of the Karaiskaki square, next the subway station METAXOURGHIO and quite near the international railway station.
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 Greece Travel Guide - useful information about ancient Greece.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Greece, officially known as the Hellenic Republic, is the world's ancient country.
Athens is remarkable by the big number of the monuments and the greatest historical place such as Acropolis, Parthenon and many more.
Greece is one of the biggest marine power having a large number of merchand ships, highly developed, tourism is considered one of the main branch of the economy.
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 Athens Info Guide
Athens is a big town, there is a lot of traffic and, yes, a lot of times there is smog over Athens....
Athens (Athina) is named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, who, according to legend, won the patronship over the city after defeating Poseidon in a duel.
Modern Athens was born in 1834, when the city was restored as the capital of a newly independent Greece.
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 Ancient Greece: Athens
In Athens, the farmers in the surrounding countryside produced mainly wheat, while the wealthy and nobility owned estates that produced wine and olive oil.
The situation was a powder-keg waiting to go off; suffering under unmanageable debts, sold into slavery, with the government under the control of the wealthy people that were the causes of their problems, the average Athenian farmer was primed for revolution.
The next one hundred years would be politically and culturally dominated by Athens; the event that would catapult Athens to the center of the Greek world was the invasion of the Persians in 490 BC.
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 ATHENS, Greece
DISCOVER ATHENS with our virtual tours of the Acropolis, the Plaka, Kerameikos Cemetary, Koloniki and Lykavittos Hill, the National Gardens of Athens, Omania Square, Syntagma Square and the nearby Port of Piraeus and resort area of Lake Vouliagmeni.
Using Athens as your base, you can take excursions to the archaeological sites of Mainland Greece, private taxi tours, or a one day 3 island cruise of the Argo Saronic gulf.
In busy Athens, there is lots of open space and wildlife around the Acropolis and most of it is free and full of ancient ruins.
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 Athens Hotels: Guide to budget and luxury hotels in Athens, Greece.
It consists of a variety of information about Athens hotels and the other kind of accommodations, their facilities and the surrounding areas with places of interest and an animation of 360°.
Greece is mostly famous for its great number of beautiful beaches.
Athens is a cosmopolitan city of more than 3 million inhabitants and offers a large variety of shops: fashion wear shops, jewellery, antiques, touristic goods and many more...
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 CBC News:Blackout hits Athens, southern Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ATHENS - A power outage hit Athens and spread throughout southern Greece as temperatures topped 40 degrees on Monday, raising new concerns about the city's readiness to host the Olympics next month.
Hundreds of people were trapped in elevators and subway riders had to climb out of the underground cars and walk along the tracks to the nearest station.
They suspect a domino-effect malfunction at a substation in eastern Athens could be to blame – the same kind of rippling outage that darkened southern Ontario and much of the northeastern United States last August.
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 Athens Accomodation 30€ rooms in Athens accommodation.
Athens Accomodation 30€ rooms in Athens accommodation Athens apartments an alternative to Athens hotels in Greece and Greek hotels.
Our athens apartments are also at a affordable price compaired to most athens hotels and greek hotels.
The center of Athens is Omonia and Syntagma Squares.
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 ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A grand celebration, the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, which for 17 days returned to Greece, the country where they were originally born and the city where they revived, is completed.
Athens hosted 11,099 athletes, the largest number ever and also the most women athletes ever.
In Athens centuries of history and tradition coexist with the modern faces of the city.
www.athens2004.gr   (599 words)

 A GREECE TRAVEL Guide: Travel in Greece and the Greek Islands
If you want to see the real Greece, including islands that have returned to their quiet winter-ways after the summer tourists have left, and take advantage of low season rates and cheap airfare then winter is the time to go.
Greece was a place to lay out in the sun, swim and enjoy meals in outdoor tavernas overlooking small harbors full of colorful fishing boats.
Apostolis Dimopoulos left the hustle and bustle of Athens and opened his agency on this quiet island because he realized with the internet and other modern tools of communication it would not matter where in Greece an agency was physically located.
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 Around Greece Travel Greek Islands Holidays Greece Hotels Athens Greece Travel Guides 2005
Greece and the Greek Islands are the holiday destination that millions of visitors choose to travel to each year.
Greece has long been credited as being the birthplace of the Western World, with democracy, culture, philosophy, medicine and art to name but a few contributing to this.
So, when you travel to Greece and the Greek Islands for your holidays, don't feel like a stranger, because, in the eyes of the Greek people, you are a very welcome guest, invited to share and experience all of the magic and beauty that Greece has to offer.
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 Athens Greece travel and tourist information guide Athens Greece hotels and accommodation
Athens is a great town of 5.000.000 people with its modern boulevards and high ways as well as with its smaller suburban streets its new Athens metro one of the best in the world its new
Athens has its own style and beauty Athens has a lot of contrasts, being always a crossroad between the east and the west has this unique atmosphere that no other European town has.
Athens today its a town which will satisfy the demanding visitor.Geography: Athens is surrounded by the mountains Aigaleo to the west, Parnes to the north, Pentelikon to the northeast, and Hymettus to the east.
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 GO GREECE TRAVEL cruises hotels tours taxi Greek islands vacations
Athens is where the majority of Greece Cruises and Greece tours embark as well.
I recommend Greece travelers spend a night or two in Athens on the return leg of their travels in Greece to ensure catching the flight home especially returning from the windy Greek islands.
Greece, for those wishing for a Greek island vacation, is cooler and less expensive for travelers in spring and fall.
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 Athens Greece Hotels – Athens travel Guide, athens city map, vacation & honeymoon packages for Athens and Greek ...
Athens Greece Hotels – Athens travel Guide, athens city map, vacation and honeymoon packages for Athens and Greek islands, street map of Athens, Athens airport, Athens sightseeing, cheap flights to Athens, travel and tourist information, Athens pictures.
Inhabited for more than 7000 years, Athens is considered to be the birthplace (cradle) of modern civilization.
One cannot but marvel at the sight of the sheer volume of the ubiquitous antiquities sprawling the attic landscape.
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 Europe Travel & Europe Hotels Reservation System
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. Europe-Cities is the best place on the Web to book a hotel in Athens, Greece.
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 The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
Held every four years, athletes came from all regions of Greece to compete in the great Stadium of Olympia and honor their supreme god, Zeus.
There was a truce called every four years in Greece in order for the citizens of different city-states to travel to Athens for the Olympic Games.
Ancient Greece was one of the largest contributors to present-day civilization.
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 Athens News
As the Athens Marathon looms closer, another famous Greek race, the Spartathlon, is completed.
The 36-hour, 246km race from Athens to Sparti was held in rain and wind this year.
European Economic Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia came to Athens to underline the importance of real welfare reform.
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 Greece Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Having exported chaos, drama, tragedy and democracy before most nations were staying up late enough to want souvlaki, Greece boasts an unrivalled legacy.
From smoggy Athens to blindingly bright islands, ancient fragments abound - the belly button of the cosmos at Delphi, fallen columns galore on the sacred island of Delos, frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete and even, quite possibly, the remnants of Atlantis at Santorini.
When To Go Conditions are perfect between Easter and mid-June - beaches and ancient sites are relatively uncrowded; public transport operates on close to full schedules; and accommodation is cheaper and easier to find than in the mid-June to end of August high season.
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 Greece-Athens.com - The Guide To Athens city, Greece
I have lived in Athens for 7 weeks and worked there as a volunteer at the Olympic Games.
Within the sprawling city of Athens it is easy to imagine the golden age of Greece when Pericles had the Parthenon built.
Athens is built around the Acropolis and the pinnacled crag of Mt. Lycabettus, which the goddess Athena was said to have dropped from the heavens as a bulwark to defend the city.
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 Athens Hotels
Hotel Candia rests in the centre of Athens on the edge of the car-restricted area.
Hotel Blue Sky is situated in Glyfada which is considered to be the most prestigious and beautiful suburb of Athens.
Glyfada\'s distance from the centre of Athens is 45 minutes drive with the public bus service.
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 Greece Hotels. 30% DISCOUNT for Athens hotels. Cheap hotels in Athens, Greece.
Athens — one the most ancient historic european centre, this city will attract you with its ancient churches and museums, Acropolis and Parthenon.
A city of wondrous artistic achievements and grand athletic spectacles during the flowering of Greek culture in the first millennium BC, Delphi is best know however as the supreme oracle site of the ancient Mediterranean world.
Samos was to be a Roman province, and during Byzantine years the island kept its prosperity.
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 Athens Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Redolent with mythology, smeared with grime, Athens is an affable city enlivened by outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets, parks, gardens and urban eccentrics.
Here you'll also find that Greece leads all Europe in the manufacture and sale of religious kitsch.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
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 Athens, city, Greece
ATHENS, GREECE -- Former Greek Olympian Charalampos Cholidis carries the Olympic torch on the streets of Athens, Greece, on Friday, August 13, 2004, as the flame makes its way around the city for the (KRT Photos)
ATHENS, GREECE -- A woman sleeps on a park bench near the Greek Parliament building on Friday, August 20, 2004, in Athens, Greece.
Greece's majority Orthodox Church and municipal authorities in Athens are at loggerheads over claims that the city plans to license extra brothels during next year's Olympic Games.(Briefly noted)(Brief Article) (The Christian Century)
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