ATHENS - GREECE

 

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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.


Website: http://www.cityofathens.gr/portal/site/AthensPortalEN

Sister City since 
February 10, 1984

Distance from LA
6925 miles

Population
City 772,072 - Country 10.7 million

Climate
Temperate and mild; wet winters and hot, dry summers

Local Time
GMT +2 (10 hours ahead of Los Angeles)

Currency
Euro