Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded ancient history spanning over 3,400 years!SAthens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Athens is also home to several museums and cultural institutions.
Athens became the capital of Greece in 1834, following Nafplion, which was the provisional capital from 1829. The municipality (City) of Athens is also the capital of the Attica region.