Athens & Surrounding Areas
Human settlements are recorded as early as the 5th millennium BC. Traces of settlements on the Acropolis hill are taking us back to the Bronze Age (3000-1100 BC); those inhabitants were not of Greek origin but bore the mythic name Pelasgi. It was not until the early 2nd millennium BC that the first Greek tribes, later called Ionians, arrived in Attica. They spoke Greek and gradually blended with the Pelasgi.
Mainland Attica is filled with amazing attractions,
extending from Lycabetus hill to the state- of- art Byzantine monasteries of Dafni and Kaisariani and from the battlegrounds of Marathon Salamis and Platea to the endless coastline that leads to the southernmost point of Attica, the majestic Cape Sounio with the Doric temple of Poseidon. All you need to do is unlock its secrets and experience its trills.