About Athens

In the early history, in “polis Athens” there were mountains and valleys with wealthy farms and splendid fields. Valuable sources of silver and marble and superior strength in the sea made this city attractive and quite wealthy. During the golden ages, Athens blossomed as a center of education, arts, culture and democracy.

In the early history, in “polis Athens” there were mountains and valleys with wealthy farms and splendid fields. Valuable sources of silver and marble and superior strength in the sea made this city attractive and quite wealthy. During the golden ages, Athens blossomed as a center of education, arts, culture and democracy.

The following Roman occupation of the city resulted in a steady decline. Hadrian has been the only Roman Emperor to show genuine love and admiration for Athens’ heritage.

11th and 12th centuries were the golden ages in Byzantine art, with the most important Byzantine churches in Athens built around those 2 centuries. The city didn’t manage to recover until Ottomans took over. It was until the 19th century that the Independence Day became a fact!