The Athens sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Athens. This tourist attractions map of Athens will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Athens in Greece. The Athens tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The heritage of the classical era is still evident in Athens, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, widely considered a tourist attraction and a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments as you can see in Athens tourist map, as well as a smaller number of remaining Ottoman monuments projecting Athens long history across the centuries.
Athens has been a popular destination for tourists since antiquity (see Athens tourist map). Over the past decade, Athens infrastructure and social amenities have improved, in part due to its successful bid to stage the 2004 Olympic Games. The Greek Government, aided by the EU, has funded major infrastructure projects such as the state-of-the-art Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, the expansion of the Athens Metro system, and the new Attiki Odos Motorway.
Once the heart of one of the most powerful civilizations in the Neolithic Age, Athens is dominated by colossal architectural feats of the ancient past, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus as its shown in Athens tourist map. However, the neighborhoods and backstreets of Athens reveal a delightfully modern and laidback energy, with lively urban restaurants and edgy galleries that attracts tourist, set against relics of a bygone era. Tourists seeking respite from the bustle can take a stroll down its gleaming coastline, with pristine waters and relaxing beach resorts.
The Athens attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Athens. This tourist places map of Athens will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Athens in Greece. The Athens attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Acropolis is one of the world most breathtaking ancient ruins, and Athens exceptional museums display fascinating artifacts uncovered at local sites as its shown in Athens attractions map. Other hidden charms awaiting discovery are the dazzling Byzantine churches known as a tourist attraction found all over the city and the village-like neighborhoods north of the Acropolis.
Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery as its mentioned in Athens attractions map. Landmarks and attractions of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1833, include the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens.
Athens is home to 148 theatrical stages as you can see in Athens attractions map, more than any other city in the world, including the famous ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus, home to the Athens Festival, which runs from May to October each year. In addition to a large number of multiplexes, Athens plays host to a variety of romantic, open air garden cinemas. The city also supports a vast number of music venues, including the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Moussikis), which is the best attraction for world-famous artists all year round.
The Athens zoo map shows recommended tours of the Athens Zoological Park. This zoo map of Athens will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Athens in Greece. The Athens zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Attica Zoo Park, is a 20-hectare (49-acre) private zoo located in the Athens suburb of Spata, Greece as its shown in Athens zoo map. Athens zoo is home to about 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days per year. Attica Zoological Park is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).
Athens zoo big cats include white Lions and Tigers, as well as black panthers and Leopards as its mentioned in Athens zoo map. Athens zoo has several walk-through enclosures, including a "monkey jungle". In 2005, the zoo began to run daily shows featuring birds of prey. In 2010 the zoo began shows with its newly installed dolphinarium showing sea-lions and dolphins.
The Attica Zoo Park, a self-funded institution, extends to a total area of 20 hectares, hosting more than 2000 animals from 290 different species as you can see in Athens zoo map. Athens zoo was opened in May 2000, initially as a Bird Park, hosting the 3rd largest bird collection in the world (1.100 birds from 300 different species), farm animals for the younger visitors and 3 very impressive walk-in aviaries – miniatures of the 3 continents – in which visitors can walk and admire the relevant bird fauna and flora.