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Attica Introduction to Attica, Greece  
Mount Hymettus, Athens, Attica, Greece at My Favourite Planet
The Attica peninsula, contains Greece's capital Athens, in and around which live about half of the country's population.

The My Favourite Planet guide to Attica will be expanding to include more detailed information. We begin with our Athens photo galleries, featuring photos of some of the city's main attractions. Each gallery page contains background information to the people, places and objects in the photos.
Attica facts and figures
name: Attica, the Attica peninsula

periphery: Attica
Divided into 4 prefectures:
Athens, Piraeus, West Attica, East Attica

capital: Athens

total area: 3,808 square kilometres (1,470 square miles)

population: 3,7 million (estimated)

climate: Mediterranean

language: Greek

currency: Euro (€)

local time: Eastern European Time (EET)

Daylight Saving Schedule:

Summer (from last Sunday in March) GMT/UTC +3 hours

Winter (from last Sunday in October) GMT/UTC +2 hours
Further information for Greece can be found
in our introduction to Greece pages.
Map of Attica, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Map showing the position of Athens and Attica

See also our interactive map of Greece.

national Greek flag at My Favourite Planet
Greece

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Athens photo galleries at My Favourite Planet

Athens
Kastellorizo photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Kastellorizo
Kavala photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Kavala
Photo gallery of Olympiada village, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Olympiada
Patmos photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Patmos
Pella photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Pella
Polygyros photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Polygyros
Samos photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Samos
Samothraki photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Samothraki
Photo gallery of ancient Stageira, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Ancient Stageira
Veria photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Veria
 
 
 
 
Vyzantino Greek Restaurant, Plaka, Athens, Greece
 
NEWGEN Travel Agency, Athens, Greece
 
Hotel Orestias Kastorias Thessaloniki, Greece - The heart of hospitality beats at the heart of the city
 
Big Dino's Galini, self-catering beach hotel, Nea Vrasna, Macedonia, Greece
 
Hotel Liotopi, Olympiada, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece
 
Hotel Germany, Olympiada, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece
 
Hotel Okeanis, Kavala, Macedonia, Greece
 

George Alvanos

rooms
in Kavala's historic Panagia District

Anthemiou 35,
Kavala, Greece

kavalarooms.gr
 

Olive Garden Restaurant

Kastellorizo, Greece

+30 22460 49 109

kastellorizo.de
 

Papoutsis
Travel Agency


Kastellorizo, Greece

+30 22460 49 286

greeklodgings.gr
 
Map of ancient Attica, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Map of ancient Attica around 480 BC, with an inset showing the harbours of Athens at Piraeus.

Source: William R. Shepherd, Historical Atlas, page 16. Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1911.
At the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas Libraries.
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See also
The Cheshire Cat Blog
photo essays and articles
about Greece:

Athens (street life)

Athens (Aristotle's Lyceum)

Dion

Kastellorizo

Meteora

Pella

Polygyros

Thessaloniki
 
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