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Athens - Greece
Athens by the Numbers:
Population: 750,000 (city); 3.8 million (metropolitan)
Average Winter Temperature: 9°C / 49°F
Average Summer Temperature: 27°C / 82°F
Most precipitation: 381mm / 15in
Land Area: 340sq km / 250 sq mi
Number of Museums: 30
Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz; standard two-pin plug
Time Zone: GMT+2
Country Dialing Code: 30
Did You Know?
Athens has given the world three of mankind's greatest philosophers: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
In 1829 Greece was declared an independent nation, and March 25 was declared Greek Independence Day.