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Attica is a region of Greece on the Aegean Sea, the location of the city of Athens.


  • 1 Athens is the city where most visitors enter the country and the center of many major museums, archaeological sites, and other attractions, as well as the major national transportation hub.
  • 2 Poros is a weekend island for lots of Athenians
  • 3 Eleusina
  • 4 Galatas
  • 5 Lavrio has been developed as a third ferry port and also offers some local attractions
  • 6 Marathon - the town after which the sporting event was named
  • 7 Piraeus - the chief port of Athens, part of its urban area, will figure in most visitors' itineraries as the major ferry port, though it also has an interesting museum and a few other attractions
  • 8 Rafina is an alternate port service some islands
  • 9 Voula - part of Athens' urban area.

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The prefecture of Attica is at the southernmost point of central Greece. Its population is about 4 million people. Attica is well-known because of Athens, the capital of Greece. The great history of Greece is connected with Athens, where the notion of democracy was invented. Attica is a peninsula sticking out into the Aegean Sea. It is physically divided to the north from Boeotia by the 10 mile long Kithairon mountain range. The peninsula is separated by mountains into the plains of Pedia, Mesogeia, and Thriasia. The mountains include Hymettus, the eastern portion of Geraneia, Parnitha, Aigaleo and the Penteli mountains. To the north it is bordered by the Boeotian plain and to the west it is bordered by Corinth. The Saronic Gulf lies to the south and the island of Euboea lies off the north coast. Athens' first and only large reservoir was opened in the 1920s called Lake Marathon Since that time, it has been Attica's largest lake. Forests cover the area around Parnitha, around Hymettus and into the northeast and the north in the hills and the mountains, except for the mountaintops, but the mountains to the west and the south are grassy, desolate or forested.


Please see this section at the country level for a full discussion

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The Athens suburban rail network (Proastiakos Athens) covers a large part of the region.






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