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Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Discover the splendors of Greece’s epic past in the ancient city that is also the capital of a modern nation. The hilltop Acropolis has overlooked Athens for 2,500 years. Below, a park-like promenade links many iconic sights.

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Piraeus (Athens), Greece

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

No visit to Athens would be complete without a visit to the Acropolis. There you'll find the Parthenon, the largest building in the Acropolis and one of the world's most awe-inspiring sights. It was built as a temple to Athena and is still a remarkable structure today.

Other Fun Things to Do

Visit Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens. Explore the narrow streets and alleys, single-story houses, neoclassical villas, taverns and many tourist shops.
Experience the traditional flea market of Monastiraki, the neighborhood next to Plaka.
Explore the National Archaeological Museum, home to a formidable collection of the world's antiquities.
Pay a visit to ancient Agora, ancient site of the religious and political heart of Athens.

Shopping for Bargains

Traditional handicrafts, though sometimes expensive, are the most authentically Greek souvenirs. In Athens, Monastiraki and Plaka are the best places to purchase handcrafted goods.  You'll find ceramics, brightly colored embroidery and wall hangings, flokati rugs and tapestries.

Local Currency

The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Greece. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

Weather in Piraeus (Athens), Greece


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 56° 13.33°
Average Low 45° 7.22°
Mean Temperature 50° 10°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 1.33 in 3.38 cm

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