- 1 Athens is the city where most visitors enter the country and the centre of many major museums, archaeological sites, and other attractions, as well as the major national transportation hub.
- 2 Marousi a suburb in Athens urban area.
- 3 Piraeus - the chief port of Athens, part of its urban area, will figure in most visitors' itineraries as the major ferry port, though it also has an interesting museum and a few other attractions
- 4 Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni - municipality which is part of Athens' urban area
- 5 Eleusina
- 6 Lavrio has been developed as a third ferry port and also offers some local attractions
- 7 Marathon - the town after which the sporting event was named
- 8 Rafina is an alternate port of Athens that services south Evia, some Cycladic islands and Crete
- 9 Sounio the southernmost point of Athens metropolitan area and Attica peninsula
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Attica is a peninsula, at the southernmost point of central Greece, sticking out into the Aegean Sea. The Attica region is, in an official sense, the peninsula with the island section. Mainland Attica is correspondent with the Athens metropolitan area. Its population is about 4 million people. The region is physically divided from Boeotia by the 16 km (9.9 mi)-long Kithairon mountain range, to the north. The peninsula is separated by mountains into the plains of Pedia, Mesogeia, and Thriasia. The mountains include Hymettus, the eastern portion of Geraneia, Parnitha, Aigaleo and the Penteli mountains. To the north, it is bordered by the Boeotian plain and to the west it is bordered by Corinth. The Saronic Gulf lies to the south and the island of Euboea lies off the north coast. Athens' first and only large reservoir was opened in the 1920s called Lake Marathon Since that time, it has been Attica's largest lake. Forests cover the area around Parnitha, around Hymettus and into the northeast and the north in the hills and the mountains, except for the mountaintops, but the mountains to the west and the south are grassy, desolate or forested.
The great history of Greece is connected with Athens, where the notion of democracy was invented.
- Please see this section at the country level for a full discussion
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The Athens suburban rail network (Proastiakos Athens) covers a large part of the region.
Athens is the starting point for exploring Ancient Greek history, from the archaeological sites of the Acropolis, the Roman Forum and the Temple of Olympuan Zeus to the National Archaeological Museum and dozens of other museums and art galleries, history is everywhere.