Athens is the capital of the nation of Greece. Today a modern European capital, but in ancient times it was the capital of one of the leading Greek states with a powerful creative civilization and a large ocean empire. As in ancient times, the city is still dominated by the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with Parthenon.
With a history that made significant contributions to Western culture, it is rich with museums that highlight the masterpieces and glories of Ancient Athens and Greece. Athens has some of the greatest museums of the world.
Museums in Athens
Historical Sites in Athens
Greek Proverbs and Quotes
- City: Athens
- Greek: Αθήνα
- Demonym: Athenian
- Country: Greece
- Population: 2.7 million Metro
“Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence… ” John Milton
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