One of the most popular cities visited by tourists from all over the world is Athens. In fact, Athens tourism is hugely responsible for the uptick in the economy and in the past few years, infrastructure has improved significantly, to take the load of the added visitors. As the capital and largest city of Greece, Athens enjoys a lot of popularity from a number of visitors, be they history buffs or culture lovers. The city offers much to see, by way of historical ruins, temples, museums or even a quaint village like atmosphere where you can chill in one of the many tavernas.
Athens is surrounded by large mountains and hills and this affects its climate as well. The mountains cause a temperature inversion which further affects the air pollution in the city. The climate here is hot and dry summers and mild winters.
Athens is the hub of historical sites and archaeology plays a huge role here as well. But Athens is also home to a number of museums which help decode its complex history and understand the ancient art and architecture better. Another aspect that sets apart the city is the presence of 148 theatrical stages, which is more than any city in the world.
An Athens tour is magical no matter how many days you’re spending in the city. Apart from famed monuments such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon, some of the other things that you can see here include the Ancient Agora of Athens, or the Roman Agora. There’s also the theatre of Dionysus and various temples such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus or the Erechtheion or the Temple of Hephaestus.