City of Athens

The City

Surrounded by a lining of stunning seas and rising mountains, Athens is filled with gems just waiting to be discovered. Located at the crossroads of three continents, the capital of Greece with an overall population of close to four million has often been the hub of many cultures. Characterized by a culture and people that are welcoming and hospitable, every visitor just feels at home.

Athens is constantly undergoing urban renewals to keep up with the evolution of time. The divine Acropolis, crowned with the legendary Parthenon Temple rises above the city watching the sprawling evolving Attica region. Athens, a sophisticated cosmopolitan hub with signs of new art, emerging neighborhoods, passionate street artists, style conscious wanderers and revamp hotels, is a must go European destination.

The Climate

Athens enjoys Mediterranean climate resulting in very few variations and over 300 days of sun a year. Best time to visit Athens is May, June and September, October when the weather is warm and sunny and the average temperatures are around 25°C.

Transportation

In Athens, travellers have plenty of public transportation options. A number of buses, trams, metros and trains are always there to reach any local place easily and in comfort.

Languages

The official language of Greece is Greek, with English being understood and spoken by a great number of the population.

Currency, Electricity, and Time Zone

The euro (represented as a € symbol; ISO code: EUR) is Greece's official currency. Electricity is 220-240V, 50Hz. Plugs are 2-pin. Time Zone: Eastern European Standard Time (UTC+02:00).