|| Athens has the longest history of any city in Europe, dating from the Neolithic age, and was the womb of western civilization. Philosophy, science and the arts reached an epic zenith in the “Golden Age of Perikles’ (5th century BC), a period unique in world history. Athens is the cradle of democracy.
Nowadays Athens, though having all the characteristics of a 21st century busy modern metropolis, has kept its very unique ancient atmosphere. The city offers to visitors a fascinating experience and a ‘journey’ in its 6,000-year history, from antiquity through Byzantine time and Middle Ages to the 19th and 20th centuries.
Complete and up to date information about Athens and the surrounding regions, places to visit and events to attend, can be found in the Athens Info Guide webpage of the Greek Organization of Tourism. Another source is the visitors’ webpage of the City of Athens.