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ATHENS GREECE HISTORY - ATHENS GREECE HISTORY

Athens Greece HistoryAthens History - Athens was founded in the year 3,000 B.C. The city lie at the top of a steep rocky hill, today this hill is called Acropolis. The city was named after the Greek goddess Athena.

During the 5th century BC it was the cultural and artistic center of the classical world.

In 1204 it was occupied by the Crusaders. It wasn’t until 1456 that it was freed from the Western rule when it was captured by the Turks.

In the war of 1821-32 it gained freedom from the Turks.

In the year 1833 Athens became the capital of Greece. The city started out with just 4,000 residents. Soon more and more people came to the area. The architect Eduard Schaubert designed a the boulevards in long straight lines, which made it easier to get around the city.

As the city grew and prospered more and more people came to live and work in the area. Athens is now highly respected by many people and is a cultural and business center of power. There are so many places of interest that represent the ancient years that have been well preserved in Athens. This leads to a very fine business in Tourism for the area.

The people thrive and live and work in a city that they are extremely proud of. After you visit the area we are sure you will feel the same way too. There is a special feeling about Athens. Perhaps it is all the myths that surround the area or maybe it was because it was dedicated to the Greek goddess, Athena. Who knows? Maybe it’s the people that live there, but you will see and feel it when you are there. It truly is a very special city. One that continues to attract many visitors all through the year.

 

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