Inhabited since the Neolithic age, Athens is considered Europe’s historical capital. The city reached the zenith of its long and fascinating history in the 5th century B.C. (the “Golden Age of Pericles”), when its values and civilisation acquired a universal significance and glory. Political thought, theatre, the arts, philosophy, science and architecture, are some of the forms of intellectual thought which reached an epic high point in a period of intellectual productivity that was unique in world history.
Today, Athens offers visitors a unique experience – a trip back through 6,000 years of history, including the chance to see renowned monuments and masterpieces of art from antiquity and the Middle Ages and the architectural heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The brilliant light of the sky over Attica illuminates the charming landscape of the surrounding region with its winding coastline, beaches and mountains. And, within the bustling city, visitors can enjoy the modern infrastructure and unique verve of the Athenians.
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