historical and administrative region

Peninsula with beach resort in Ormos Vouliagmenis

Attica Travel Guide

The historical region of Attica has given the name of the modern administrative region of Greece. It comprises of a peninsula in the central part of the country, just above Peloponnese. The capital of Greece, Athens, is also located in this region, as well as two major ports of Greece - Piraeus and Rafina. From Piraeus you can take ferries to the Cyclades, Dodecanese, North Aegean and Saronic island groups, and to Crete.

Attica is home to a large part of the historical and archaeological heritage of the country, dating back to antiquity. Excluding the city of Athens, other important sights on the territory of the region are:
- Cape Sounio, known for the Temple of Poseidon and its dramatic position above the sea, looking toward the sunset
- The ancient site of Vravrona, known as the sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia
- The ancient city of Rhamnous, with a fortified acropolis and a sanctuary of the goddess Nemesis
- Ancient Eleusis (Elefsina)
- The ancient site of Thorikos near Lavrio and especially its theater


highlights: historical and administrative region, region in Central Greece, Greece

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