With a history of at least 3,000 years, Athens, the capital of Greece, is the oldest city still inhabited in Europe. The city dates back to the second millennium BC and is considered a wonder in itself. This most important center of Greek culture was captured by the Turks in 1458 and became part of the Ottoman Empire. Due to the constant wars between Turkey and the Republic of Venice, most of the buildings in Athens were destroyed. It was only in 1830 that Greece gained its independence.
In 1832, the Kingdom of Greece was established and Athens became the capital two years later. The experience of viewing the Parthenon on the Acropolis hill from afar, or watching the sunrise and sunset here is a must-have experience for many travelers. Image: Unsplash
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