(4) HELLINIKO COMPLEX
Hangars from the old Helliniko Airport have been converted into arenas for basketball prelims and team handball finals. Baseball, softball, fencing, field hockey and Whitewater canoe/kayak will also take place here.
A 17-DAY MARATHON
Almost 33% of Greece's 10.6 million citizens live in or near Athens. That explains the city's two million cars—and its congested streets.
The cradle of Western civilization is a late-night town where dining at 10—then heading out for more drinks and music—is commonplace.
From Aug. 13 to 29, Athens will host 10,000 athletes, 20,000 media members and one million visitors, 15,000 of whom will stay on ships in the port of Piraeus.