historical region of Greece, including the city of Athens

Attica is a region of Greece on the Aegean Sea, historically correspondent with the territory of Athens when it was a City-State in the times of Ancient Greece.

TownsEdit

  • 1 Athens is the city where most visitors enter the country and the center of many major museums, archaeological sites, and other attractions, as well as the major national transportation hub.
  • 2 Eleusina
  • 3 Lavrio has been developed as a third ferry port and also offers some local attractions
  • 4 Marathon - the town after which the sporting event was named
  • 5 Marousi a suburb in Athens urban area.
  • 6 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
  • 7 Rafina is an alternate port of Athens that services south Evia, some Cycladic islands and Crete
  • 8 Sounio the southernmost point of Athens metropolitan area and Attica peninsula
  • 9 Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni - municipality which is part of Athens' urban area

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 Spata and the Airport

UnderstandEdit

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.

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Please see this section at the country level for a full discussion

Get inEdit

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH IATA)

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The Athens suburban rail network (Proastiakos Athens) covers a large part of the region.

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