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  Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athens was the leading city in Greece during the greatest period of Greek civilization during the 1st millennium BC.
Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica, which is bound by Mount Aegaleo in the west, Mount Parnitha in the north, Mount Penteli in the northeast, Mount Hymettus in the east, and the Saronic Gulf in the southwest.
Athens is served, since March 2001, by the ultra modern Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport located near the town of Spata, in the eastern Mesoghia Plain, some 35 km east of Athens.
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 Wikipedia: Athens
Athens (Greek Athina or Αθήνα) is the capital of Greece, and also the capital of the Attica region of Greece.
Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica, which is bound by mount Aegaleo on the west, mount Parnitha on the north, mount Penteli to the northeast, mount Hymettus on the east, and the Saronic Gulf on the south-west.
Athens has expanded to cover the entire plain, and is thus unlikely to grow significantly in area in the future, because of the natural boundaries.
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The old campus of the University of Athens, on Street is one of the finest buildings in Athens, although most of the university's functions have been moved at a larger modern campus east of the city centre near Zográfou.
Athens was chosen as the Greek capital for historical and sentimental reasons, not because it was a functioning city.
Athens was occupied by the Germans during World War II and experienced terrible privations during the later years of the war.
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 Athens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Athens has often been called the cradle of Western civilization due to its cultural achievements during the 4th and 5th centuries BC, which has left it with many ancient buildings, monuments and artworks, the most famous being the Acropolis, which is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Classical Greek art and architecture.
The Athens coastline, extending from the major commercial port of Piraeus to the southernmost suburb of Vouliagmeni for more than 25 km, is also connected to the city centre with a gleaming tram and it boasts a series of high class restaurants, cafes, exciting music venues and sports facilities.
Athens was awarded the 2004 Summer Olympics on September 5, 1997 in Lausanne, Switzerland, after surprisingly having lost the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
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Athens (Greek Αθήνα Athína) is the capital of Greece and also the capital of the Attica region of Greece.
Athens has expanded cover the entire plain and is thus to grow significantly in area in the because of the natural boundaries.
Athens is served by the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport at Spata east of the city a 40-minute taxi ride from the city There is also an express line connecting airport to the metro system and 2 lines connecting the airport to Pireus port the city centre.
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 Wikinfo | Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Athens, (founded 850 BC) named after the goddess Athena, is the capital of Greece.
Athens was home to one of the earliest recorded formal democracies, and is the site of the Acropolis and its Parthenon.
Athens was the host of the 1896 Olympics, the 1906 Intermediary Olympics and will be the host of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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 Athens
Athens was home to one of the earliest recorded formal democracies.
Athens led the Delian League from the beginning, though at its founding the treasury was located on the island of Delos, and each state in the league had an equal vote.
The Second Athenian Empire, a maritime self-defense league, was founded in 377 BC and was led by Athens; but Athens would never recover the full extent of her power, and her enemies were now far stronger and more varied.
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 Athens (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Athens is also the name of a number of places in the United States of America:
Athens is also an American television dramedy, created by Josh Schwartz (The O.C. "Athens of the North" is a nickname given to Edinburgh in Scotland, due to the large number of neo-classical buildings and structures built during the 18th and 19th centuries.
ATHENS is a single signon for educational services in the United Kingdom (athens.ac.uk)
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 ipedia.com: Athens Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Athens is the capital of Greece, and also the capital of the Attica region of Greece.
In Ancient Greek Athens was called Athinai (Αθήναι, plural for Athena), and in the 19th century this name was formally re-adopted as the city's name.
With its suburbs, Athens has a population of about 3.7 million (plus around 500.000 immigrants whose residential status is not stable) representing more than a third of the total population of Greece.
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 Athens - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína; IPA /a'θina/) is the capital of Greece, and of the Attica prefecture of Greece.
As time went by, the Turks slackened their care for Athens' old buildings; the great Parthenon itself was used as a warehouse for ammunition during the Venetian siege of Athens in 1687, and consequently the temple was severely damaged when a chance Venetian shell set off several casks of gunpowder stored in the main hall.
Athens is close to sand beaches and a very clean sea, and is surrounded by four very green and easily accessible mountains that are protected national parks (Lycabetus in the centre, Parnitha and Penteli to the north and Ymittos to the southeast) some of which feature also unmissable historic sites (Lycabetus,Ymittos).
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Athens A historic overview of the history and culture of Athens, WV.
Athens First Bank and Trust Company Athens First, an affiliate of the Synovus family of companies, is a full service bank located in Athens, Georgia, and serves the Northeast Georgia area.
Athens Township Area Map Shows where Athens Township is in relation to Cambridge and the Twin Cities.
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 Athens - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Image:Map Athens MKL1888.png Despite the Sultan's good intentions to preserve Athens as a model Ottoman provincial capital, the city's population went into decline and conditions worsened as the Ottoman Empire declined from the late 17th Century.
Image:Athens seal.jpg The modern city of Athens consists of what was formerly a conglomeration of distinct towns and villages that gradually expanded and merged into a single large metropolis; most of this expansion occurred during the second half of the 20th century.
Image:3D View of Athens.jpg Athens was awarded the 2004 Summer Olympics on September 5, 1997 in Lausanne, Switzerland, after having lost a previous bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympics, that would have marked the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games, to Atlanta, USA.
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 Athens travel guide - Wikitravel
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína), [1] is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants.
Athens is served by a network of diesel buses, natural gas buses and electric trolley buses run by the Athens Urban Transport Organisation.
Piraeus, the harbour of Athens, and Rafina (on the east coast of Attica) are the departure points for a large number of ferry services to the Greek Islands and other destinations in the eastern Mediterranean, including ports in Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Israel and Cyprus.
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 Wikipedia: Athens (disambiguation)
See Athens for the modern city, and Ancient Athens for information on Athens before the 6th century.
Athens is also a town in Ontario: Athens, Ontario
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that just points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
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Nevertheless some parts of the greater Athens area are still not considered as driver-friendly due to an ever increasing number of automobiles.
Image:Panorama of Athens.jpg Athens enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with the greatest amounts of precipitation mainly occurring from mid-October to mid-April.
It consists of a large bus fleet, a trolley fleet that mainly serves the downtown area, [9], the Athens Metro [10], a tram line connecting the southern suburbs to the city center[11] and the Athens Suburban Railway [12] services.
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 Athens - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
During the "Golden Age" of Greece (roughly 500 BC to 300 BC) it was the world's leading cultural, commercial and intellectual centre, and indeed the phrase "Western civilization" has its origins in ancient Athens' ideas, achievements, and practices.
Heat waves are not uncommon during the months of July and/or August and during these events daytime temperatures can soar at or above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) or they can even sometimes (though rarely) reach the 43°C to 44°C levels (109°F to 111.2°F).
Many of Athens's elegant southern suburbs (such as Alimos, Palaio Faliro, Elliniko, Voula, Vouliagmeni and Vari) host a number of beautiful, sandy beaches, most of which are operated by the Hellenic Tourism Organisation [8].
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 Athens - Gurupedia
This article is about Athens, a modern city of Greece.
Modern Athens: Omonia Square with Mt Likavettos in the background
A Greek map of the greater Athens area showing the new Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to the east of the city and the Olympic facilities
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 Athens | Other | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Athens in 13 languages, encyclopedia term for Athens.
Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína; IPA) is the capital of Greece, and of the Attica prefecture of Greece.
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