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Athens

Capital city of Greece

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A Quick Tip by stacie12

  • Jun 1, 2010
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Gorgeous city. Stayed in a hotel with a beautiful view of the Parthenon. I loved the history of the city and the overall atmosphere.
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Quick Tip by . April 13, 2011
Watch out for pick pockets! At mid-day with minimum crowds one of our friends had his pocket picked and the guys were off the train as quick as they got on.
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I'mStacie, and i'm an intern at a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. for the 2010 Summer. I'm from Maryland and i'll be a senior in college in the fall. I want to go to grad school … more
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Athens (pronounced /ˈæθɨnz/[2]GreekΑθήναAthinaIPA: [aˈθina]), the capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Atticaperiphery; as one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years.

The Greek capital has a population of 745,513 (in 2001) within its administrative limits[1] and a land area of 39 km2 (15 sq mi).[3] Theurban area of Athens extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3,130,841 (in 2001)[1] and a land area of 412 km2(159 sq mi).[3] According to Eurostat, the Athens Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) is the 7th most populous LUZ in the European Union (the 5th most populous capital city of the EU) with a population of 4,013,368 (in 2004).[4] A bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis, Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece and it is rated as an alpha- world city.[5] It is rapidly becoming a leading business centre in the European Union. In 2008, Athens was ranked the world's 32nd richest city by purchasing power [6] and the 25th most expensive[7] in a UBS study.

Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home ...

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