03-10-2009 17:01

When it comes to history, civilization, culture, architecture, mythology, democracy and philosophy, there is no more ideal city for which to reference than Athens Greece. One of the oldest cities in the world, the recorded history of Athens dates back over 3,000 years.

When it comes to history, civilization, culture, architecture, mythology, democracy and philosophy, there is no more ideal city for which to reference than Athens Greece.
When it comes to history, civilization, culture, architecture, mythology,
democracy and philosophy, there is no more ideal city for which to reference
than Athens Greece.

It is the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of Western Civilization where arguably the greatest minds of ancient times were found. Today, Athens Greece is a booming metropolis, where the past meets the present, and it is among the most popular tourist destinations on the European continent. Athens is both the capital of Greece and the country’s largest city, and it is named in honor of the Greek goddess Athena, daughter of Zeus.

Visitors to Athens Greece will find an exciting display of architecture with stunning examples of varying styles. Greco-Roman and Neo-Classical buildings dating back to Ancient Athens share city space with modern edifices, and no structure is more iconic to Athens than the Parthenon.

Athens has it all, and besides offering a wealth of history, travelers to this great city will find some of the best beaches in Greece, world-class dining and shopping opportunities, a vibrant city center and enviable nightlife. Athens’ surrounding suburbs pick up where the main city leaves off, and the mountains and hills found in and around Athens, such as Lykavittos Hill, are popular grounds for diverse activities.