Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína), is the capital city of Greece. The sprawling city is bounded on three sides by Mt Ymettos, Mt Parnitha and Mt Pendeli; whilst inside Athens are twelve hills [the seven historical are: Acropolis, Areopagus, Hill of Philopappus, Observatory Hill (Muses Hill), Pnyx, Lycabettus, Tourkovounia (Anchesmus)], the Acropolis and Lykavittos being the most prominent. The streets of Athens (clearly signposted in Greek and English) now meld imperceptibly into Piraeus, the city’s ancient (and still bustling) port.
Places of interest: Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos), Plaka to the south, Monastiraki to the west, Kolonaki to the east and Omonia to the north.
Take a look at: The Acropolis; Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio; Kifissia; Nea Smyrni; Kolonaki; Metaxourgeio – The Municipal Gallery in Avdi Square; Omonia and Exarheia – National Archeaological Museum; Pangrati and Mets; Piraeus; Psiri; Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos); Zografou.
The mappa map covers the metro, bus routes, trams and rail links.