Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece.It has a population of about 3.7 million,and an area of about 900000 hectares.Athens is located at the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the sea, near the southwest side, from the Longwan 8 kilometers Haifali.Athens City Hill, Jifeisuosi River and the South River passing through the city.Athens is located at middle of the Greece and Athens is the center for the economy、culture、politics and industry of Greece.Athens on Europe and world culture had a significant impact, have since ancient times "the cradle of Western civilization" of reputation.
The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city,represented by ancient monuments and works of art,the most famous of all being the Parthenon,considered a key landmark of early Western civilization.The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments,as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments. Athens Olympic Games is the place of origin.1896 have held the first session of Summer Olympic games.In 2004, the twenty-eighth session of Summer Olympic Games to be held in athens.
Athens is the goddess Athena is named after the historic city.Legend has it that the ancient Greek times, Athena and Poseidon Poseidon for the protection of God status, each sticks to his own stand.Later, the god Zeus decided: who can give people a useful things, city belongs to who.Poseidon gave people a symbol of war horses, the wisdom of the goddess Athena to human a lush foliage, fruit, symbolizing peace of the olive tree.People desire peace, not war, the results of this city belongs to the goddess athena.From then on, she became the patroness of Athens, Athens was named after the.Later people to Athens as "a city of peace".
The oldest city in the world is Athens.It is about 3400 years old.Ancient Athens was a powerful city-state, is the world famous cultural city.Greece is the birthplace of philosophy, Platon college and Aristotle's lyceum...