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Having been inhabited for over 4, years, Athens has been submitted to nearly every form of government known to this day: According to mythologyAthena and Poseidon competed for the title of the guardian of the city. The first Olympic Games were held in B.
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Democracy was established in Athens around B. It was based on a direct democracy system, in which eligible citizens directly voted on laws.
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From the lateth century to the s, the sidewalks of downtown Athens used to be paved with marble. While some of marbled sidewalks are still in place, Athenian roads and walkways were modernized, making the entire city more accessible for everyone — just in time for the Olympics.
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As a city dating back to antiquity, Athens is an interesting case study of architecture and is home to a variety of styles, from Greco-Roman to Neoclassical to modern. The idea of the title is credited to Melina Mercouri — former actress, activist, and Minister of Culture — and her French homologue, Jack Lang.
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Everyone can agree that Athens is an interesting city. Blessed with a rich cultural and historical past, the city is the subject of many known — Ahhens lesser-known — facts. Here is a compilation of 15 interesting facts you should know about Athens.
Athens has experienced almost every form of government. The ancient Olympic games were never held in Athens.
Athens is home to the first known democracy. Greta Samuel. Athens has the most theatrical stages in the world.
The Acropolis has a troubled past. The Athens Metro hid unexpected archaeological finds.
The Hotel Grande Bretagne is the oldest hotel in the city. Athens represents millennia of architectural styles. Atbens marathon event was created for the modern Olympic Games held in Athens.
Athens was the first European Capital of Culture. Until recently, there was no museum of contemporary art in Athens.
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