athens
Country : Greece
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Greek
Population
City: 664 046 (2011)
Metro: 3 828 434 (2011)
Time
Zone: Eastern European Time (EET)
Athens
closeAthens was founded more than 3500 years ago. The city was at the height of its powers during the fifth century B.C. when its most famous temple, the Parthenon, was constructed.
The city state had a large cultural and political influence on the rest of Europe; it is even considered the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of modern civilisation.
After long periods of occupation Athens regained importance in the 19th century when it became the capital of Greece.
Random Athens Highlights
National Library, Athens
The National library is a neoclassical building, designed as a Doric temple by Danish architect Theophil Hansen. The 19th century architect created several more neoclassical buildings in Athens.
National Garden, Athens
The National Garden is a surprisingly pleasant park in the center of Athens. It was originally laid out in the mid 19th century as the private garden of the Royal Palace.
Panathenaic Stadium, Athens
The Panathenaic Stadium was built in 329 BC as the main site for the games that were held during the Panathenaic festival, held every four years in honor of Athena, patroness of the city.
Library of Hadrian, Athens
The Roman emperor Hadrian, who admired Greek culture, commissioned the construction of a large library complex. The large structure, 120 meters in length, opened in 132 AD.

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