ATHENS - GREECE
Athens has been inhabited continuously for over 7000 years. Protected by a ring of mountains and commanding views of all approaches from the sea, its acropolis was a natural choice for prehistoric settlement. Development into a city-state and as an artistic center reached its apotheosis in the Classical Period of the fifth century BC with a flourish of art, architecture, literature and philosophy that has pervaded Western culture ever since. More than a third of Greek citizens live in Athens.
Sister City since
February 10, 1984
Distance from LA
City 772,072 - Country 10.7 million
Temperate and mild; wet winters and hot, dry summers
GMT +2 (10 hours ahead of Los Angeles)