The town took its name from Athena, the goddess of wisdom and it’s worldwide known as the cradle of the western civilization.
At the center of the city rises the sacred rock of the Acropolis, crowned with the Parthenon , the most perfect building of the world, built in the 5th.cent. BC in Athena’s honor.
Athens is the only capital in Europe with 106 museums, the most important of which are: The National Archaeological Museum, the New Acropolis Museum, the Benaki Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Cycladic Museum.
The Agora (ancient market), the temple of Zeus, the ancient theater of Dionysos, which is the first theater of the world (5th cent.BC) and the Necropolis of Keramikos are only some of the worth seeing sites of Athens.