Google map of Attica prefecture, Athens coast line, cape Sounion and airport:
The capital Greece is Athens ( Modern Greek: Athína, Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece (±3.500.000 population with suburbs). It dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years, and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennia BC. Local time GMT +2 hours.
Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus, which had been a distinct city prior to its 5th century BC incorporation with Athens. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the 'cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy'.