Greece’s Capital city is Athens. Athens on the one hand is a very historic city with numerous sights and museums, but on the other hand modern and pulsating. When visiting Athens on a short trip there are a few venues you should note down. It certainly is a must to visit the acropolis. But you should also make sure to see the Dyonisos theatre, to name only a few sights.
Due to the international airport, Athens is an important traffic junction. With regards to the infrastructure you can say that Athens has been built in a highly modern way. With Athens’ metro and its sophisticatedly worked-out suburban trains as well as the motorway interchange, it has built up a traffic system that meets the requirements of the constantly growing traffic. Athens is the venue of many tourists, but there are also many foreigners who come to Athens to live and work there.
Athens offers a lot of hotels and guesthouses. The sufficient number and diversity of the hotels makes it easy to find a suitable accommodation in Athens. The choice of nice bars, cafés and restaurants is gigantic as well. You may always stop and stay at a café to make a break during your city tour. And you can eat very well and comfortable in one of the restaurants, which offer domestic as well as international cuisine.
The main economic factors playing a role in Athens are navigation and, of course, tourism. The pharmaceutical industry has gained a foothold in Athens again, while other branches of industries wander off.
Athens is characterised by a dry and humid climate. In the summer the temperature rarely sinks in the night time.
The total population is split into the municipal Athens with 720,979 inhabitants, the prefecture of Athens with 2,664,776 inhabitants and the metropolitan area with 3,799,134 inhabitants. Athens has the postal code 100.