Athens is the capital of Greece and also its largest city. The city of Athens is rich in culture ad heritage and is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to the presence of so many awe striking historical monuments. Athens is also the birthplace of democracy. The city is made famous due to the names of various great philosophers and politicians that are associated with it. Athens is the hub of cultural activities and is home to the schools of the great Greek philosophers like Aristotle and Plato.
Athens is also the birthplace of many other famous philosophers of the ancient times like Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles and many others that have carved their names in the milestones of history forever.
If you are interested in architecture Athens offers a great variety. The monuments are of stupendous beauty and are extraordinary to behold. The monuments reveal the architectural expertise that existed so many thousands of years ago. These monuments are the proof of the level of intelligence and skill of the people of those times. So make it a point to visit all of these historical buildings on your trip to Athens.
The most famous is the Pantheon which is located on the Acropolis. Apart from that there are various monuments of Roman and Byzantine origin as well as ones that belong to the Ottomans. In addition to this there is the Kallimarmaro stadium where the first ever Olympic games took place. There is also the National Archaeological Museum of Athens which is a seventh heaven for all fans of archaeology and otherwise. The value of the treasures stored here are beyond our comprehension and understanding. The first Olympic Games were also held here in 1896 and again in 2004 – 108 years later.