The location of Athens
The location of Athens
 
 
View of the city of Athens
View of the city of Athens
 
 
Mount Acropolis
Mount Acropolis
 
 
The Parthenon
The Parthenon
 
 
Mount Lycabettus in Athens
Mount Lycabettus in Athens
 
 
Agora Olympic Stadium sculpture
Agora Olympic Stadium sculpture
 
 
Temple of Zues
Temple of Zues
 
Athens,<br> Greece
Topic(s):   Cities (World)
Quick Facts
Continent Europe
Country Greece
Started nearly 4,000 years ago
Capital yes
Population 665,000 (2016 Population Estimate by World Population Review)
Landmarks Acropolis, Greek Parliament Building, Temple of Zeus
Nickname of city The Glorious City

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. Buildings and statues built thousands of years ago are still there. Many people visit Athens every year. People love to visit the city and the ancient ruins of the Acropolis.

Athens is a very large city. People move from farms into the city to make more money. Most families live in small apartments. Sometimes several families share one apartment.

City blocks are crowded. Athens has very few parks. The city has many traffic jams and poor roads. This makes it very hard for the drivers.

Basketball is a favorite sport. Many of the Athens basketball teams have won championships.

Athens is famous for the Olympic Games. The modern Olympics began there in 1896. In 2004, Athens hosted the summer Olympic Games. The city had to make many improvements to get ready for these games.

The city of Athens celebrates Carnival each year in February or March. People sing and dance. Everyone enjoys special meals of meat and desserts. Easter is a special holiday for the people of Athens.

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