Olympic host city for the 2004 games. Capital of Greece.
"He should be in Athens, look at him go."
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Athens (pronounced /ˈæθn̩s/; Αθήνα, Athina aˈθina), the capital and largest city in Greece, dominates the Attica periphery: as one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans at least 3,000 years.

The Greek capital has a population of 745,514 (in 2001) within its administrative limits1 and a land area of 39 km² (15 sq mi).3 The urban area of Athens extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3.37 million (in 2005).4 The metro area of Athens spans 412 km² (159 sq mi)3 and encompasses a population of 3.192.606.1 The Athens Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) is the 8th most populated LUZ in the European Union with an estimated population of 3.89 million (in 2001).5 A bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis, Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. It is rapidly becoming a leading business centre in the European Union.

Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Akademia and Aristotle's Lyceum,67 Athens was also the birthplace of Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles, and its many other prominent philosophers, writers and politicians of the ancient world. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization, and the birthplace of democracy,8 largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.9

The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all the Parthenon on the Acropolis, widely considered an important landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a small number of remaining Ottoman monuments projecting the city's long history across the centuries. Landmarks of the modern era are also present, dating back to 1830 (the establishment of the independent Greek state), and taking in the Greek Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy (Library, University, and Academy).

Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics, with great success.10

Athens is the most historical and important city among the ancient cities of the world.
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One of the few places in the world where one can actually live in peace.
I love living in Athens.
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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 it's rich history that 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: Omonoia, 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 25% Greeks 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!

Ellada gia panta! Athina sagapo!
by Greekbeast November 20, 2008
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A small redneck shithole out yonder in Clarkhole County (see 'Deliverance').
Make sure your gun is loaded when traveling through Athens. You never know when some fat toothless woman will try to hog tie and rape you.
by Yo Mama 1221 November 30, 2009
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Ohio University Athens is not a party school, it is the party school.
Athens is a small drinking town with a college problem.
"Let's go Uptown in Athens tonight, I hear one of my professors is doing a lecture on kegstands!"
by Jeff September 20, 2004
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A very small town in Pennsylvania where more than half of the people are Hicks/Rednecks. Pretty much, this is the most boring town and the only thing to do is go drive around in circles, Steal Signs, go Cow-tippin, Drink beer, and Eat Howies Pizza.
A: "where ya from?"
B: "Athens.."
A: "Greese????"
B: "No you idiot...Pennsylvania"
A: "oh...never heard of it..."
by Jewels3846 April 6, 2008
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