How would you describe Athens?
Athens was the largest and most powerful Greek state. It was a city with lots of beautiful public buildings, shops and public baths. The people of Athens lived under the Acropolis (rock mound). Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war and was the patron of Athens.
How is Athens now?
Today's Athens has been cleansed of its air pollution, its noise and its ugly places and is now working rapidly to enter a new era and become a well-known modern city. The projects to refresh the city are very ambitious, entire areas of the historic center are being cleaned up and completely pedestrianized.
What are 3 facts about Athens?
15 incredible facts about Athens
- Athens is Europe's oldest capital.
- Athens has seen almost every form of government.
- If it weren't for an olive tree, Poseidon might have been the city's patron.
- The ancient Olympic Games were never held in Athens.
- Athens is home to the first known democracy.
What is so great about Athens?
Athens was the largest and most influential of the Greek city-states. It had many fine buildings and was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom and warfare. The Athenians invented democracy, a new form of government where every citizen could vote on important issues such as whether or not to declare war.
Is Athens poor?
Many of Athens' poor are extremely poor, Adams explained: half of them have incomes below half the federal poverty level. Seventy percent are "housing burdened," meaning they must pay 30 percent or more of the family's income for housing. Commissioners also spoke about the geography of poverty in Athens.
Is Athens a nice place to live?
Along with the good food and the cheap cost of living, the quality of life in Athens is very high. The city is safe compared to many larger cities in Europe and much more peaceful. For many expats looking to move abroad to a vibrant city, Athens is the perfect choice.
What time is dinner in Athens?
Most Greeks eat dinner around 21.00 to 22.00. If they've had a substantial lunch, they'll eat something lighter for dinner, such as fruit with yogurt, a sandwich, salad, or a small amount of leftovers from lunch.
What is it like to live in Athens, Greece?
Most of Athens consists of white, unappealing buildings. But what is Athens like? Not surprisingly, Athens has its good and bad sides, just like any other place on earth. It is true that you feel the omnipresence of the crisis in the atmosphere. Homelessness, unemployment and open drug use are just some of the symptoms.
Why didn't I like the city of Athens?
We ended our time in Athens by walking around and trying to get a feel for the city. And for the most part we succeeded, we just didn't like that feeling. As a city, it doesn't have the same intangible "something" that Rome or Paris have. It was dirty, crowded and at times dangerous.
What is it like to live in Athens during the crisis?
In general, they ask what it is like to live in Athens, Greece during the crisis, especially as a German citizen. Most of Athens consists of white, unappealing buildings. But what is Athens like? Not surprisingly, Athens has its good and bad sides, just like any other place on earth.
Why is Athens not the same as Rome?
As a city, it does not have the same intangible "something" that Rome or Paris have. It was dirty, crowded and at times dangerous. This is not at all what I expected, what I hoped for.
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