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Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport it is located about 33 kilometers southeast of the Greek capital. Opened in 2001, it is made up of 2 two terminals, the "Main Terminal" and the "Satellite Terminal" connected to each other by a underground passage. Due to its geographical location it is an important port of call for the Balkans and the Middle East. The subway connects Athens Airport to the capital with departures every 30 minutes.
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To visit in Athens the Acropolis, known as Cecropia in honor of the legendary man-snake Cecrops, it rises 156 meters above sea level above the city of Athens. The ancient fortifications, constructions and temple buildings were destroyed during the Persian occupation of 480 BC The walls were rebuilt by Themistocles and Cimon and, to celebrate the final victory over the Persians, During the time of Pericles the reconstruction of the acropolis was carried out, with the construction of the Parthenon, the Propylaea and later the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.
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Other archaeological sites are the agora, the market with the temple dedicated to Hephaestus, in good condition, the temple dedicated to Zeus and the arch of Hadrian. Interesting museums are, the acropolis museum, the museum National Archaeological Museum, Folklore Museum, Ceramics Museum, the Byzantine museum, the music museum, the war museum, the Benaki museum etc. Altogether there are about 50 museums in Athens. A popular area for shopping, eating or for drinking is Plaka, just below the acropolis. It's considered quite a touristy area here you will get an idea of old Athens, with its low buildings and narrow streets. TO Monastiraki there is an amazing bazaar, between Hephaestou street and around the small square. In Syntagma you can visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here you can see the guards in the their uniform characteristics, the Euzones, and if you are lucky you will witness the slow and complicated changing of the guard ceremony.
The climate in Athens is typical Mediterranean with hot, dry and sunny summers, mild winters and low rainfall. It is one of the cities in Europe with the highest number of sunny days a year, since yes can count an average of 179 days during which the sun is not covered by clouds even in a instant, and another 157 during which the sun is covered by clouds for only half an hour. The average temperatures of the coldest month, January, are around 9 °C, while in the warmest month, July about 27-28 °C. However, in winter in Athens cold air flows from Eastern Europe are not uncommon. they lower the temperature by several degrees, leading in some cases to snowfall. I'm from recall, in this regard, the snow storms of February 1992, January 2002, February 2004 and of February 2008, particularly abundant. By contrast, in the summer Athens, must withstand temperatures highs that often exceed 34 °C, due to the lack of the Meltemi, a wind that brings fresh air instead it affects abundantly the Aegean islands. However, the actual perceived temperature is less than that of other European cities due to the low humidity rate. In the summer months there is rainfall can be very rare: therefore the ideal months to visit the city of Athens are those of April, May, or September and October. In October and November it starts to rain again, the precipitation highs intensify during the months of December, January and February.

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is well connected with the main international airports by scheduled flights. For transport within the capital we recommend the use of the subway instead of buses.
The Athens Metro was opened not so long ago, in 2001, during the period preparation for the 2004 Olympics. The Athens Metro is one of most beautiful and efficient in Europe. The slowness of the works for the construction of the subway are due to cause of all the archaeological finds that have been found gradually. Many metro stations have thus also become gods real 'metropolitan' museums that can be visited free of charge, consider that under the Acropolis five metro stations are located, namely those of Syntagma, Monastiraki, Thissio, Akropoli and Panepistimius. The excavations brought to light not only finds from classical Greece but also those of a neolithic Athens, very important for understanding the development of the city and of civilization which was formed in it in the following millennia. Particular attention has been paid to the construction of these stations, given the great treasure that could be hidden; for example an underground tunnel was made in place of more superficial excavations. The artifacts found include a sarcophagus in the current Ethniki Amyna station and other artifacts of Roman origin in the station of Larissa and Evangelismos. There are currently three lines: the M1 line connects Kifissia, in the north of the city, to Piraeus the port and pass along the center of Athens; the M2 line also known as Attiko Metro is the most modern line and connects Agios Antonios with Agios Dimitrios, the south with the west of the city. The M3 line connects the area of Egaleo with Doukissis Plakentias and Athens International Airport. Athens Metro tickets can be purchased at all stations and must be authenticated at the entrance of each of them. Athens can be reached from Europe by regular scheduled flights with arrivals at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.
The new airport of Athens, the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos with initials ATH, is located about 27 km from the capital. In 2001 it replaced the previous airport of the city, Ellinikon airport, currently closed to passenger traffic. The airlines that make connections, with Italy, Spain and other European capitals such as London, Paris or Berlin are: Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Easyjet, Iberia, KLM; Olympic Air and Sky Express make domestic connections, in particular with the islands of Greece, numerous intercontinental connections.
For Tourism in Greece, low cost flights are also available to the islands, in particular to Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Kos and Mykons, with arrivals and departures using low cost airline tickets.

As for shopping ad Athens , the big shopping street is Ermou, just off Syntagma square, Glyfada and Kolonaki are neighborhoods exclusive with many shops and boutiques. In Plaka you can find many souvenirs from all over Greece, and the largest department store is Vassilopoulos. In Monastiraki there is a large open flea market daily and many antique shops. These are just some suggestions, because, anyway, there are shops everywhere. At Athinas street you will find many interesting shops selling herbs and spices, and many dried fruit shops, in the same street there are a fish and meat market to visit absolutely.

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