The Olympic Velodrome is a stadium at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, built in 1991 for the Mediterranean Games. It was extensively refurbished in order to host the track cycling events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The stadium, …
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Athens (/ˈæθɨnz/; Modern Greek: Αθήνα, Athína [[aˈθina]], Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι Athēnai, Turkish: Atina, Armenian: ԱԹԵՆՔ Atenk, Latin: Athenae, Italian: Atene) is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest human presence around the 11th–7th millennium BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.
Latitude: 37° 58' 46.02" N
Longitude: 23° 42' 58.39" E
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Alimos (Greek: Άλιμος) is a municipality in the southern part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. The municipality comprises two settlements, the suburban seaside town of Kalamaki (Greek: Καλαμάκι), and the inland community of Trachones (Greek: Τρά…
Psyttaleia (Greek: Ψυττάλεια) is an uninhabited island in the Saronic Gulf a few miles off the coast of Piraeus, Greece. It covers an area of 0.375 square kilometers. The island currently houses the largest sewage treatment plant in Europe, with a p…
The Court of Cassation (Greek: Άρειος Πάγος, Areopagus, i.e. the "Stone, or Hill, of Ares") is the supreme court of Greece for civil and criminal law. The Court of Cassation's decisions are irrevocable. However, Greece being a member state of the Co…
The Old Parliament building (Greek: Παλαιά Βουλή, Paleá Voulí) at Stadiou Street in Athens, housed the Greek Parliament between 1875 and 1932. It now houses the country's National Historical Museum.
The Numismatic Museum in Athens (Greek: Νομισματικό Μουσείο) is one of the most important museums of Greece and houses one of the greatest collections of coins, ancient and modern, in the world.
Nikos Goumas (Greek: Νίκος Γκούμας ) was a multi-purpose stadium in Nea Filadelfeia, a northwestern suburb of Athens, Greece.
The Pedion tou Areos or Pedion Areos (Greek: Πεδίον του Άρεως or Πεδίον Άρεως, pronounced [peˈðion tu ˈareos], meaning Field of Ares, corresponding to the French Champ de Mars and the ancient Campus Martius) is one of the largest public parks in Ath…
The Evelpidon Military Academy (Greek: Στρατιωτική Σχολή Ευελπίδων, lit. "Military School for Aspirant [Officers]", "SSE") is the Officer cadet school of the Greek Army and the oldest tertiary level educational institution in Greece.
The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) (Greek: Γεωπονικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών) is the third oldest university in Greece.
Sepolia is a neighborhood north of the centre of Athens, Greece. The Sepolia metro station is situated in the neighborhood. Sepolia owes to its name in the Greek word exopolia that means outside the city. Sepolia was a remote settlement until the la…
The Neo Phaliron Velodrome (New Phaleron) was a velodrome and sports arena in Athens, Greece, used for the cycling events at the 1896 Summer Olympics, which was later to be the old Karaiskakis stadium and later the newer Karaiskakis Stadium.
The National Art Gallery and Alexander Soutzos Museum (Greek: Εθνική Πινακοθήκη, Ethniki Pinakothiki) is an art museum in Athens devoted to Greek and European art from the 14th century to the 20th century.
Kypseli (Greek: Κυψέλη) is a neighbourhood which forms much of the 6th municipal department in the centre of Athens, the capital of Greece.
Hadrian's Library was created by Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 132 on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens.
The Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art is one of the great museums of Athens.
The Church of Panagia Kapnikarea (Greek: Εκκλησία της Παναγίας Καπνικαρέας) or just Kapnikarea (Greek: Καπνικαρέα) is a Greek Orthodox church and one of the oldest churches in Athens.
Athens College (Κολλέγιον Αθηνών) is a co-educational private preparatory school in Psychiko, Greece, a suburb of Athens, part of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation (Ελληνοαμερικανικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα) which also includes Psychiko Colle…