The ruins of the ancient Acropolis tower over the city of Athens in Greece.


The coat of arms of Athens

Athens is the capital of modern Greece and its largest city. It is one of the world’s oldest cities, was the centre of ancient Greece, and is seen as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The city’s main sights are the Acropolis with the Parthenon and the Panathenaic Stadium.