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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.

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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
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Ancient Stageira
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Veria
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Articles, maps and photos: © David John

Some of the information and photos in this guide to Greece
originally appeared in 2003-2005 on davidjohnberlin.de.
 
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