Athens – The capital of Greece

Athens (Αθήνα) is the capital and the largest city of Greece with approximately 5 million inhabitants and it is considered to be the center of the western civilization that began ages ago.

Athens dominates the Attica region of Greece and with recorded history spanning around 3500 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. The design of the city is mainly preserved by the Ancient Greece but it is also marked by Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman civilizations through the ages.

Nowadays Athens is by far the economic, political and cultural center of modern Greece, with nearly half of the country’s population.

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