Athens is named after the Goddess Athena. The myth says that the first king of Athens, Cecrops (quite an extraordinary king himself as he was part human and part snake),had to decide which deity would be the protector of the city. The two Olympian gods who were interested in patronage were Poseidon, the god of
The center of Athens has been inhabited for at least 5000 years. This makes Athens an open-air museum with historical remains from all ages. However, it is not easy to find and connect them with history as they are mixed and sometimes hidden by modern buildings. At first glance such an extended history seems chaotic

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