Graceful and inspiring since Ancient Times, Athens is the city that became “the School of Greece”, as its famous leader Pericles once said.
Athens was the home of many philosophers, writers, sculptors and artists. Their names are known still; people like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Herodotus, Sophocles and Phidias, who was the sculptor of the symbol of Athens herself: the great, wise and learned goddess Athena.
Proud Athens is the place where humanism and democracy (and politics) were born, amidst the soaring dreams and everyday squabbles of farmers, traders and craftsmen. This city is so important to us, for it is the keystone of culture and society in many countries even to this day.