Athens, Greece

There are few cities in the world that can boast such as rich a culture and history as Athens. Athens is the capital and the largest city in Greece. It is also one of the oldest cities in the world and is often referred to as the Cradle of Western Civilization and the Birthplace of Democracy, due, in part, to a fierce commitment to education, culture and improving and evolving civilization. The city is named for Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Today, Athens is a modern city with advanced culture, technology, infrastructure and tourism all combined with the rich history and culture that has made Athens great for over 7,000 years.

Acropolis and the city of Athens, GreeceAthens is home to some of the most famous and remarkable architecture in the world. Buildings such as the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Herodes Atticus Theater and the Academy of Athens all stand as landmarks and architectural wonders in the city. The buildings and architectural features of the city are such a prominent part of Athens culture and history that the city makes a large number of taxi, bus and trolley tour services available to tourists on a daily basis. These tours have been greatly improved since 2004, when Athens was host to the Olympics. At the time, the city used much of the profits from hosting to improve the infrastructure and bring travel and tourism more up to date with modern transportation options.

Museums, of course, are an important part of a city with such a notable cultural and historical background. The city of Athens has no shortage of museums such as the Natural Archeological Museum, the largest archeological museum in the country or the Numismatic Museum, which contains a fantastic collection of both ancient and modern coins. Athens has long been home to amazing art and is particularly well known for its statues. The Byzantine and Christian Museum houses some of the most notable Byzantine art in the world while the Museum of Cycladic Art displays some of the statues for which Athens is famous in addition to a vast collection of art.

While certainly known for a rich historical significance, Athens also has a prominent scene of modern activities and attractions. There are shopping, entertainment, dining and nightlife opportunities a plenty in Athens. The city also offers a number of live theaters and cinemas for great entertainment. Perhaps most important to the local culture, is the dining and nightlife in Athens. Europeans are often known for their affinity for late nights and the culture in Athens readily reflects that. Athens is home to a vast array of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs to provide endless entertainment and excellent dining. The city of Athens has much to offer and is an excellent choice in tourist destinations.




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