Athens, the Greek capital, is situated 8 km from its famous port, Piraeus, between the rivers Cephisus and Ilisus. Including the Port of Piraeus and the surrounding areas the total population of Athens amounts to 4,800,000 inhabitants. Since the classical period Athens has constituted the cultural and intellectual center of Greece. The Greek metropolis is enormously popular with innumerable tourists from all over the world because of its historical aspect, archaeological spots and museums. Already from a very far distance, the visitor to Athens is enchanted, by its landmark, the famed Acropolis. Situated on a small hill it rises. 50 meters above the plain of Athens.
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