Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Athens do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Athens, DST starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October.
Facts About Athens
Information for Travelers
Athens is the capital of Greece and a symbol of Western civilization at its most magnificent.
The city flourished during classical antiquity and was the birthplace of Socrates, Pericles and Sophocles.
More than just a relic of its glorious past, today Athens is a bustling, modern capital and home to some of the country's most important tourist attractions.
The Acropolis is one of the most impressive ancient ruins in the world, and the city's exceptional museums showcase fascinating artifacts discovered at local sites.
Other hidden charms waiting to be discovered are the stunning Byzantine churches found throughout the city.
Athens' illustrious history dates back over 3,000 years.
The city was the center of ancient Greece, which was an influential culture and empire in its day.
Architectural monuments from the 5th century BC shape the image of the city center.
These include the Acropolis, a city fortress on a temple mound, with ancient buildings such as the Parthenon pillar temple.
The Acropolis Museum, like the National Archaeological Museum, houses sculptures, vases, jewelry and other objects from ancient Greece.
Read about Athens in Wikipedia