1/45.- Welcome to Athens, Greece
Welcome to my virtual tour of Athens, capital of Greece, and cradle of Western civilization!
Athens is easily reached by air: its modern airport, and the rail line connecting the airport to the city, were constructed in time for the 2004 Athens Olympics. A large and modern city with a population of over 3 million, Athens is the site of some of the most incredible ruins from the ancient world, as well as a number of excellent museums.
The history of Athens dates back more than 3000 years, and walking around the city, you can see remnants of the ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern Greek civilizations. Perhaps the greatest highlight, the Acropolis, can be seen from all over town. But before our virtual climb to the top of the Acropolis, we'll begin our virtual tour with another of Athens's famed ancient sites.