Athens - Athens, Greece


Athens - Athens, Greece
Address: Athens, Greece
Athens - Athens, Greece

Athens - Wikipedia

Names and Etymology[edit]. [edit] Neighbourhoods of Athens' center (Municipality of Athens). Parks and Zoos[edit]. Urban and suburban municipalities[edit]. Administration[edit]. Athens Urban Area[edit]. Athens Metropolitan Area[edit]. Modern Population[edit]. Population of Athens Metropolitan Area [edit].

Athens (/’aethInz/ATH-inz?[4] Greek : Athena, romanized as Athina [a’thina] (listen); Ancient Greek : Athenai romanized as Athenai (pl. [athe:nai] is the capital and biggest city in Greece. Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It dominates the Attica region. [6]

Classical Athens was an important city-state. It was home to Plato's Academy, Aristotle Lyceum, and was a hub for learning, philosophy, and arts. [7][8] It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy,[9][10] largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent--particularly Ancient Rome. [11] Athens, a large, cosmopolitan city, is the center of economic, financial and maritime life in Greece. Athens' urban area was home to more than 350,000 people in 2021. This is approximately 35% of Greece's total population.

According to the Globalization & World Cities Research Network[12], Athens is a Beta-global city and one of the largest economic centers in Southeastern Europe. It has a strong financial sector. The port Piraeus, which is Europe's largest passenger port, [13][14]and the third-largest in the world, are also among its highlights. [15]