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Attica Greece
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Attica

Attica is Greece's economic heartbeat. Athens, its capital city, sits in its centre, dominated by the Acropolis. Attica's landscape witnessed the blooming of the Greek civilisation, hosting the most famous historic events of Ancient times; it is a setting increasingly threatened by urbanism. Athens is an urban sprawl ranking among the most polluted cities in Europe.
Attica has a surface of 1470 sq mi, including the peninsula (about 50% of it is mountains), the Saronic Islands, Kythira and the part of Peloponnese belonging to Poros Island.
The essential destinations in Attica are Athens and its surrounding areas (see The Cities heading), Daphni, Cape Sounion and the Amphiareion of Oropos.


Attica , The remains of the Acropolis , Greece
The remains of the Acropolis

The Acropolis site still consists of a large number of buildings.

© Mikel Bilbao
Attica , At the top of the Acropolis , Greece
At the top of the Acropolis

The views across Attica from the Acropolis stretch out as far as the eye can see.

© PhotosIndia / age fotostock
Attica , The Attica region , Greece
The Attica region

In architectural terms, the attic is the upper part of a monument.

© PhotosIndia
Attica , The Odeon of Herodes Atticus , Greece
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built in 161.

© Mikel Bilbao
Attica , The outskirts of Athens , Greece
The outskirts of Athens

There are lots of little villages dotted around the outskirts of the capital.

© Mikel Bilbao / age fotostock
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