Athens and history

The most loud and significant events in the history of Athens took place before our era, in the 5th century. Then this city-state reached the highest point of development, and the philosophers living in it glorified Greek Athens for all subsequent centuries. Aristotle, Plato and Socrates – you are certainly familiar with these names.

The first settlement arose in the territory of the capital of Greece Athens occupied today in about the 15th century BC. For many centuries, the legendary city was the main cultural capital of Europe, having a little surrendering its position only after the formation of the Roman Empire.

Athens are also famous for the first Olympic Games held in 1896. They have been officially considered the capital of Greece since 1833, when the number of its inhabitants totaled only 5 thousand. A century later, the population increased to 2 million in connection with violent construction and an invitation of the eminent ore inhabitants home home.

Athens attractions

Athens of the most famous attraction of Athens is certainly considered an acropolis, which, like a Big-Ben in London or Eiffel Tower in Paris, is the main symbol of the city. He was erected in the above -mentioned peak of the cultural development of Athens – in the 5th century BC. e. It is noteworthy that this architectural memo is located on an elevated hill, because it is viewed from anywhere in the city. In ancient times, the municipality sat here, the royal palace was erected nearby, and the temple of Parthenon. Note that the latter is a symbol of UNESCO, which is already saying a lot. Today, tourists are delighted not only by excursions on ancient structures, but also by collected exhibits of ancient times (dating from approximately the time of the first mention of the city).

The Athens National Garden is a much younger attraction of Athens, the work on which ended a little less than 2 hundred years. Walking in this huge park with an area of ​​160 square meters. km, you can not only enjoy beautiful landscapes and wonderful coolness, but also study about 500 varieties of plants collected here together. For thirsting for intellectual enrichment, a Botanical Museum, as well as a children’s library, is opened on the territory of the Athenian National Garden.

Tourists should definitely take advantage of the interesting streets of Athens in Athens, for example, in the microdistricts of the posture and anaphiotics. The first is territorially located near the acropolis, representing the “old” part of the city, famous for narrow streets paved from stone. To strengthen the general impression, architects annually restore local buildings, recreating the atmosphere of ancient Athens. Neoclassical structures were erected at the site of the destroyed buildings that successfully complement the overall picture. On the other side of the Acropolis is the area of ​​anaphiotics created by ancient architects. He was a housing for them while they worked on the construction of the palace to the king Otto.