Athens - Greek Capital city.

Athens - Information.

The largest city in Greece in the Attica Region and one of the oldest cities in theworld with history spanning over 3,400 years.

Athens is a powerful city-state with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus, the centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy,

Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament and the architectural trilogy of Athens, consisting of the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Academy of Athens

Athens is also home to several museums and cultural institutions, such as the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum and the Byzantine and Christian Museum. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics.