About Athens Greece

Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world. Modern Athens is a large and cosmopolitan city.Ancient Athens was a powerful city-state and renowned center of learning. It was named after its goddess from ancient Greek mythology, Athena.
The metropolitan area of Athens is home to some 3.9 million people. Currently the city (metropolitan area) is growing eastwards across Attica (Greater Athens). Athens is the centre of economic, cultural, and political life in Greece today.

Athens has often been called the cradle of Western civilization due to its cultural achievements during the 4th and 5th centuries BC, which has left it with many ancient buildings, monuments and artworks, the most famous being the Acropolis, which is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Classical Greek art and architecture. Many of these cultural attractions were renovated for the 2004 Olympic Games.

Athens is Greece’s largest city and its administrative, economic, and cultural center. Greater Athens, which includes the port of Piraeus and numerous suburbs, accounts for most of Greece’s industrial output. Manufactures include wool, and cotton textiles, machine tools, steel, ships, food products, beverages, chemicals, pottery, printed materials, and carpets. The large tourist industry supports the economy of Athens.

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