Athens, Greece » City Info

One of the oldest and largest cities of Greece, Athens, rules over the Attica periphery as the capital of Greece. The city has spread across 2928km² of land and is the main centre of Greece's economic, political, industrial, financial, and cultural.

Well known as the cradle of western civilisation, the city is the birthplace of Sophocles, Pericles, Socrates, and many more prominent philosophers, politicians, and writers. Athens is the hub of philosophy, learning, and arts. It is also the habitat of Aristotle's Lyceum and Plato's Academy.

The city, in its classical era, has boomed the most important civilisations of the ancient world. Its rich history makes it one of the famous historical tourist destinations. Tourists not only adore the culture and heritage but also enjoy dining, shopping in the city.

Area38.964 km² (15 sq.mi.)
Population (2020)Metro: 3.7 million
Time ZoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Official languageGreek