Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities with its record of earliest human presence started between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. It is a great city of learning and philosophy development and well known as the home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum. Athens also influences the cultural and political aspects of other countries. Currently, Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is also has become the leading centre for financial, maritime, political and economical in Greece. Besides that, Athens is also known for its port, Piraeus, which is the largest passenger port in Europe and second-largest in the world. As for the tourism industry, there are two famous two UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.
The best times to visit Athens are between March and May and from September to November. Visitors are recommended to visit during spring as the sunshine and weather is moderate and the crowd and the prices of hotels and flights are reasonably cheap.
Athens International Airport – This international airport is serving the city of Athens and the region of Attica. The construction of this airport started on 28 March 2001 and has become the largest international airport in Greece. With its growing incoming passengers annually, it is the 27th busiest airport in Europe as of 2018. The airport currently has two terminals, the main terminal and the satellite terminal accessible by an underground link from the main terminal.
Athens has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. It has an alternation between prolonged hot and dry summers and mild winters with moderate rainfall. Between October and April, rainfall occurs largely. Meanwhile, July and August are the driest months when the rainfall is pretty minimal. Athens also experience heatwave occasionally from the island and human activity. The highest temperature recorded is at 48.0 °C based on the World Meteorological Organization, which is the highest temperature in Europe.