It is the capital city of the historic country of Greece and has been an epitome of education, art, science and culture since olden times. The total number of inhabitants of the city of Athens is 745,514 and the city stretches over an area of fifteen square miles. The landscape of Athens has many divides in order for better governance. The Urban area is not limited to the administrative divide and some part of it goes beyond and forms the humungous Athens Urban Zone.
The total area Athens called Athens Prefecture extends on an area of 159 square miles and the city’s Urban zone ranks on number eight on the list of world’s most populated cities. The city is dynamic and the center of Greece’s financial activity. It is the most sought out city by the tourists and historians and a sheer joy for visitors. It is one of the most economically stable cities of European Union and is on steady rise towards prosperity. The city is magnetic not only in terms of an excellent GDP but also because of the facilitation provided in it to arts and sciences alike.
The academy’s belonging to the greatest philosophers amongst men ever are situated here and are inspiring to people. Athens is what gave the world Socrates, Pericles and Sophocles; Plato’s academy and the Lyceum of Aristotle are also within its heart. Since many centuries Greece has helped in building the thought process of man and an aspiring city for artists and philosophers.
Not only this but it also holds the honor of pioneering the system of governance called democracy and has contributed to the evolution of politics whole heartedly. The monuments and buildings of Greece have the imprints of the Romans and Byzantines and history can be relived by stepping foot in the gems of Athens.