About Athens

Καλώς ήρθατε στην Αθήνα!

With a total population of around 11,3 million people, Greece nowadays represents 2,4 percent of all citizens of the European Union. More than a third of the Greek population– 4 million people – live in Athens, the Capital.

Athens is located in the Attica prefecture, specifically in the Attica basin, which is framed by Mount Aegaleo, Mount Parnitha, Mount Penteli and Mount Hymettos. Athens has been founded more than 5,000 years ago and therefore is – unchallenged – the oldest and most ancient capital in Europe.

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