Athens, which has its name after Athena goddess of war, is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens has been an inspiration and example for recent European culture with its history dating back to Neolithic ages and being the birth place of democracy. Its greatest architectural and commercial development had started back in 600 BC. Thus it has many historical treasures with Acropolis, where one of the 7 wonders of the world the Parthenon temple placed, among them and many museums with rich collections of historical artifacts. The most important of these museums are Acropolis Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Benaki Museum, Museum of Art and Sculpture and Cycladic Civilizations Museum.
In the 1960s the capital had most of its population growth and in that time merged with Piraeus the suburban where the biggest harbor of Greece is located. Now its population approaches 5 million.
Athens has been a favorite settlement through millennia because of its location. The city located at Aegean seaside and has many blue flagged beaches and modern beach clubs along its 70 km shore. Besides its very easy to reach all Greek islands and mountain villages serving for winter tourism.