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Located 30 km to the east of Athens, the Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) is the main international gateway for Athens and the region of Attica. The airport lies between the towns of Loutsa, Koropi and Markopoulo. It has two terminals, the Main Terminal and the Satellite Terminal.
Transit to and from the airport is by rail, metro, bus, taxi or car rental.
It was also the centre of the powerful empire that was ancient Greece. The city is quite significant to the history of western civilization, and is still filled with ancient landmarks including places like the the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Erechtheion.
The city has a lengthy history dating back to the Neolithic age, and its historic centre is currently home to large archaeological sites. It is also where the largest pedestrian zone (3 km long) in Europe, is located.
Far more than a vast archaeological site, Athens is a city with much to see and do. Asides museums and galleries filled with ancient treasures, visitors can visit places like Plaka to explore its alleys, visit the famous landmarks, or enjoy delicious Greek cuisine.
The Acropolis is home to a number of world-renowned Classical landmarks that people travel from far and wide to see. These include and the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion, the Propylea and the Parthenon.
A World Heritage Site, this ancient citadel of the city is one location visitors to Athens try not to miss.
The Greek have quite a number of unique dishes dating back hundreds of years. Delicious and wholesome food, a few you would encounter include, Gyro, which is made from roasted meat, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and sometimes even fries, served on pita.
There is also Souvlaki, grilled lamb, pork or chicken on a skewer, which can also be served like gyro on pita bread with garnish and sauce.
A popular one is the Greek salad, known all around the world but always better in its home country. A combination of tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, cucumbers and red onion dressed with vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. It is eaten with almost every meal.