Athens Facts

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Looking for amazing facts and informations about Athens? Below you can discover eleven curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

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Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.
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Ancient Greece's boys went to school at the age of 7 if they lived in Athens, or went to the barracks if they lived in Sparta.
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According to Greek mythology, the olive tree was given to Athens by the goddess Athena, and Greece is now the world’s third leading producer of olives.
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Athens is a world center of archaeological research.
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The origins of Athens date back to 3000BC, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been continuously habited for at least 3,000 years.
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Athens became European Capital of Culture for the first time in 1985.
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 In July 1977 was recorded a temperature of 48.0 °C in Athens . It was the highest temperature ever being recorded in Europe.
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Athens is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy and literature, the Olympic Games, political science, major mathematical principles and theatre.
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Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece.
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Athena served as a guardian of Athens, where the famous Parthenon served as her temple. The Greek capital is named after her.
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Athens is one of the most sunny cities of the World, a place where sun shines about 270 days per year.

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