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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.
by The one above all December 24, 2009
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A sometimes asshole-ish guy, but someone you fall in love with easily.
Athen has me head over heels.
by kidcoolrls October 26, 2010
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One extrodinarily amazing guy , that is just thee bestest thing ever in someones life. If ever there is an amazing guy that is just thee ssweetest its gotta be an athen. ! someone who is just thee best person to fall in love with . Just thee sweetest most cutest bestest mighty fine guy of species !
my boyfriend is just thee most amazing thing ever , hes light a light switch in the dark , he must be an Athen
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Athens, Georgia is home to the University of Georgia where the Georgia Bulldog's play their home game. On Saturdays when the Georgia Bulldog football team plays in georgia you will be swarmed with the color red. If you're not wearing red, you will get bad service and probably cussed out if you p. o. someone. There's a section for aristocrats, middle class, and poor people in Athens. Also, there's a lot of tan, fit women that walk around in very atractive clothing.
Man, I wanna go to Athens right now to see the football game, but I live in Atlanta. And in Atlanta there's only the suck Georgia Tech team to watch. That isn't much fun.
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