Athens is located in the Attica prefecture, specifically in the Attica basin, which is framed by Mount Aegaleo, Mount Parnitha, Mount Penteli and Mount Hymettos. Athens was founded more than 5,000 years ago and therefore is – unchallenged – the oldest and most ancient capital in Europe.
Here are a few suggestions about what you can do while in Athens:
By then, you should have reached Syntagma Square, one of the busiest places of Athens, where the Parliament is located. You will know you are in the right place when you see the Evzones –the presidential guard- in front of the monument of the Unknown Soldier.
Other highlights you should not miss: Archaelogical Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, Benaki Museum, National Gallery, Byzantine Museum, Frissiras Museum of Contemporary Greek and European Painting, Lycabetus Hill, Monastiraki, Thiseion, the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA), Faliro-Glyfada coastline by tramway. For an Athenian night out, choose between Psiri (city center) bars and taverns, and seaside open-air bars and beach clubs.