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Athens, the city named after the goddess Athena, is a beautiful city with thousand years of history.

The city of Athens Greece, despite its actual disorganized appearances, has much to offer to the visitor. Greece and was named after the goddess of wisdom, Athena. It is a beautiful city with thousands of history. Athens Athens is a large modern city, extending over a plain and surrounded by three mountains: Mount Parnitha (1413), Mount Penteli (1109) and Mount Hymettos (1026). Athens is a very alive city; a city where things are constantly happening.

It is modern, but not less romantic as well, it has busy streets and squares, places where movement never stops, but one can easily find little alleys in quiet, peaceful neighborhoods, such as Plaka and Mets.

The Acropolis Hill is the most important monument and many also consider it as the most important monument of Europe. Today, the ruins of the Acropolis and the famous temple Parthenon are standing proudly over the newly built megalopolis and remind us all that Greece was once one of the greatest civilizations.

Winter in Greece is not just the off-season. But for some people that is a good reason to go there. Winters are mild in Athens and contrary to popular opinion the islands don't actually close down like a summer amusement park would. There are hotels that stay open year round and restaurants too, and a few days on an island in December or January is a slice of what island life is really like.

Outside Athens, the emphasis shifts more exclusively to ancient sites; the beaches along the Attic coast are functional enough escapes for Athenians, but hardly priorities if you are moving on to the islands. Of the sites, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion is the most popular trip, and rightly so, with its dramatic cliff top position above the cape. Lesser-known and less visited are the sanctuaries at Rhamnous and Brauron (Vravróna), both rewarding ruins with beaches nearby. Dedicated Classical pilgrims might also take in the burial mound at Marathon, near a sandy beach, and the Sanctuary of Demeter at Eleusis (Elefsína).

We had seen all the Athens sightseeing using a tourist guide from Athens, after that went to Crete and had an unforgettable week on the beach. There was a very good service in the hotel and the sea view was just splendid.