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Fast Facts

Goddess of wisdom and daughter of Zeus, Athena defeated Poseidon, god of the sea, and to become the patroness of Athens. The Erecthion sits on the most sacred site of the Acropolis where Poseidon and Athena battled.

Athens, the original birthplace of theatre, contains 148 theatres, more than any other city in the world.

Region: Greece

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Royal Olympic Hotel

Royal Olympic Hotel

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Our 4-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway.

This elegant hotel located in historic Athens affords spectacular views of the Acropolis, Hadrian's Gate, the Temple of Zeus and the Marble Stadium.

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When to Go

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Athens. Winter tends to be rainy, but not too cold, with temperatures in the 50s F. Summer is hot and dry, with temperatures frequently climbing into the high 80s F and above.

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