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Athens Attractions

Top 2 things to see and do in Athens

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    Porch of Maidens column sculptures in the Acropolis of Athens.
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    Greece is the home to several acropolises or 'high cities', yet no visit to Greece would be complete without visiting the ancient splendor of the Acropolis of Athens. The Acropolis was first settled around 600 BCE and was inhabited continuously for centuries afterward. It is still the 'must-see' attraction for all of Greece.

    The Propylaea, built between 437 and 432 BCE, is the monumental gateway to the Acropolis. The building consists of the main structure flanked by two wings. Inside the buildings, Doric and Ionic columns divided the spaces. Lavishly painted walls or panels in the north building gave the entire structure its name ...

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    The Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens.

    Hotel Grande Bretagne is a historic Grand Hotel located in Syntagma Square in Athens. It is now part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts of the Starwood Group.

    450 employees are working at the hotel. It has 290 rooms and 31 suites. Besides the three restaurants, it has two swimming pools and a spa area. The best suite in the hotel is the 400-square-meter Royal Suite. This has its own wine cellar and a gold-clad bathroom and costs €12,000 per night. The suite's guest book features David Bowie, Francis Ford Coppola, and Giorgio Armani. Simpler rooms at the Grande Bretagne cost from €300 in the off-season (as of 2008) ...

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