Athens is the Capital of Greece and is currently the largest city in the country. The population of the municipality of Athens is 741,512 (in 2001), but its metropolitan area is much larger and comprises a population of 3.7 million (in 2005).
It is the main centre of Greek economic, cultural and political life. The history of Athens extends over 3000 years, making it one of the oldest inhabited cities. During the classical Greek era, it was a powerful city state that played a fundamental role in the development of democracy.
It was also a cultural center where many of the great artists, writers and philosophers of ancient times lived. These contributions of Athens to the thinking of his time had a great influence on the development of Greece, Rome and Western culture. Athens is one of the richest cities in archaeological remains of extraordinary importance, of which the most famous is the Parthenon in the Acropolis. In addition to buildings from the Greek Classical era, there are also Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as several notable modern constructions.
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