The capital of Greece. Athens is located in the periphery of Attica. It is then divided into East
Attica, West Attica, Piraeus, and Athens. The capital itself today has approximately 5 million people. This is amazing due to the fact that
all of Greece has a total population of 12.5 million - and half of them are located in the capital. Up front, Athens looks good, but is really bad on the inside. Aside from
dates back to 2,000 B.C., most of it is dangerous. To start off, let's talk about the "good" areas
: Eastern Attica, Piraeus, and the northern boundaries. These
are the areas
least affected from
violence and crime. The northern boundaries, or heights, have the lowest crime rate
. This is due to where all the rich
white Greek people live. Aside from
there the rest of Athens in general is bad. The worst areas
, Syntagma, downtown Athens, and Exarchia are all the areas
polluted by crime. Athens, as a matter
of fact, comes
#1 in crime rate
in all of Europe. We Greeks take alot
of pride in that
. Central (downtown) Athens and Omonoia
are run by the mafia
and drug dealers. (*see below.) Crack is to New York as heroin is to Athens. Another fun fact is that Omonoia
is 75% foreign populated (Bulgarians, Pakistanians, Russians, Albanians, Czecks, Swedes, etc.) The remaining
in the area are: old residents and Mafia
figures. Aside from that
, I warn all new comers to my hometown: if you're a tourist, don't stay
long, and if your
looking for a "job", you've come to the right place. Have fun!
*My uncle used to own a mini-market in downtown Athens. He was robbed over 7 times
and the store was burned down
by molotovs during
a riot by hooligans in 2007. (This is no joke).
My friend back in 2005 was driving
home from work in Omonoia and at a stoplight was dragged out of his car beaten, and had his car stolen.
Western Attica 8====> northern slutties!
gia panta! Athina sagapo!