Athens is the capital of Greece and of the prefecture of Attica. The name "Athens" emanates from that of the goddess Athena, city patron, who was the goddess of wisdom and martial virtue.
The History of Athens is lost in the depths of time and is greater than that of most cities in Europe and the entire world. The city has been inhabited incessantly for more than 4.500 years and was the greatest and most significant city of the Ancient world. Its cultural and intellectual achievements during the 5th century B.C. laid the foundation for the so called "western culture".
The capital of Greece has a population of 745.514 residents within the administrative limits of the Municipality of Athens
and in total 3.130.841 residents in the greater basin of Athens area.
Athens is the birthplace of Democracy and the cradle of Western civilization. Innumerable politicians, scientists, philosophers, artists and military men shaped the fable and the history of this glorified city. Athens was distinguished for its achievements, so much in wartime as in the peaceful years. Many call the Greek capital the “realm of gods and heroes".
After a long period of decline, Athens became the capital of the newly established Greek state in 1834. Up to this day, the city constitutes the economic and cultural centre of Greece and is one of the most important metropolises of southeastern Europe.
Panathinaikos is the Football Club of Athens. It was established by distinguished members of the Athenian society and it represents up to this day the traditions and the morals of the city which “enlightened the world”.