The history of Athens is the history of Western civilization, its origins and the very essence. Everything was invented here: democracy, theater, the basics of law, philosophy and oratory. The city has been standing on the fertile land of Attica for 9 thousand years, no cataclysms and wars could shake its foundations.
Pagan temples dedicated to the mighty Zeus, the wise Athena and the mighty Hephaestus still stand in the ancient heart of Athens – the sacred Acropolis. The stone scenes of ancient theaters still remember the first tragedies of Euripides. The marble steps of the Panathinaikos Stadium are still ready to receive dexterous athletes.
For thousands of years, Athens has flourished, declined, been ruined and reborn again. But the city was able to maintain its status as the progenitor and the source in which our entire culture originated.