Athens is considered the birthplace of
Western Civilization. The city is very famous for its archaeological remains and
monuments. However, Athens is not just known for ancient remains. This busy and energetic city is also an important center of its culture, nightlife, and
sports as well. Some interesting facts and famous places in Athens are as following:
The first known Democracy exists in Athens around 500 B.C
. in which the eligible citizens directly
for the laws.
Athens had a great love for theaters and now is home to 148 theater stages, which is more than the West End and
4. Athens is very famous for ‘The Acropolis’.
The city is responsible for the existence of ‘Marathon’ and in modern days it is called as “Marathon story of Pheidippides”.
6. Not only ruins exist in the city, whereas, but there is also a sparkling new city ‘Anafiotika’ which is worth a visit for its beautiful scenery and greenery. The houses are still inhabited and many are decorated with colorful bougainvillea.
The ancient Panathenaic Stadium, dated around 300 B.C. has hosted several
Olympics till date.