Athens Greece travel guide

 

 


Athens Maps

Detailed Maps and Geography of Athens Greece

Athens is surrounded by mountains: Aigaleo to the west, Parnes to the north, Pentelikon to the northeast, and Hymettus to the east. Most are of limestone or marble, from which the ancient buildings of the city were constructed. The plain on which the city lies contains isolated limestone hills, including Lykavittos (Lycabettus), which rises 339 m (1,112 ft) above the sea, and the flat-topped Acropolis, 156 m (512 ft) high, around which the city grew. The city during the last 25 years has been extend to almost all directions.  The city its self is on the Ilissus River, which is dry for much of the year and carries abundant water only after winter storms. Here you can find a detailed Athens map and a Map of Greece
Climate. Athens has a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Rainfall is slight. In general is dry with low humidity. Over the past decades, Athens suffers from air pollution and smog caused by the lack of green and the excessive traffic of all kinds of vehicles. Especially in recent years fires in the surrounding mountains of Parnitha and other forest areas resulted a worsening of the air pollution due to the luck of oxygen pockets (trees and forest). The problems deteriorate during the winter with many floods in several areas caused by the luck of trees on the mountains and the uncontrolled construction that closed many drains that served various streams.

MAP OF CENTRAL ATHENS IS COURTESY OF GNTO
(GREEK NATIONAL TOURIST ORGANIZATION)
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE LOCAL OFFICES OF GNTO IN LONDON
4 CONDUIT STREET, W1S 2DJ LONDON
Tel :(Enquires & Information) 020 7495 9300
Fax :020 7287 1369
URL : www.gnto.co.uk
E-mail :info@gnto.co.uk
.MAPS AND BROCHURES OF ATHENS AND GREECE ARE AVAILABLE FREE AT THE OFFICES OF THE GREEK NATIONAL TOURIST ORGANIZATION IN GREECE AND ABROAD

CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL

MAP OF ATHENS

Χαρτης Αθηνας

cityofathens.gr

Attica maps and day trips

Greece map


Athens Greece Guide © 2003-2007

Athens guide copyright 2008