Athens, is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. It is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization.
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Plaka is the historic heart of Athens, located to the north of the Acropolis. Next to Plaka are the districts of Monastiraki and Thissio, popular with tourists and Athenians alike.
The Piraeus is the ancient port of Athens and still functions as the chief exit point from the city by sea for destinations among the Aegean Islands and elsewhere in the east Mediterranean.
Kolonaki is in Athens near Lykavittos Hill. The district's borders are not very sharply defined; it covers the south and southeast slopes of Lykavettos Hill north of Vassilisis Sofias Avenue.
Omonia Square is the center of Athens, and is composed of the actual square together with the surrounding streets, open areas and assemblage of grand buildings that include banks and offices.
The Athenian Acropolis is the ancient high city of Athens, a prominent plateaued rock perched high above the modern city with …
Syntagma Square is the pulsating heart of the modern city of Athens, composed of the actual square together with the surrounding …
Kifissia is in Athens. This area offers high end shopping and outdoor cafes. Kifissia is one of the first suburbs of Athens and has always been an elite one.
Psiri is an up-and-coming district of Athens, full of stylish cafés, bars and small shops.
Pangrati and Mets are adjoining neighborhoods in Athens south of Kolonaki and east of the National Garden.
Zografou is in Athens. There are a whole bunch of standard cafes here which cater the hordes of students that study here, and the large numbers of old men who sit around all day drinking ελληνικούς.
Nea Smyrni is in Athens. First inhabited by refugees that left Smyrna during the Asia Minor Catastrophe in 1922, this suburb of the Greek capital was slowly built up from course the rocky terrain made it hard to do so.