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The Parthenon, a well-known ancient building in Athens

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. The urban area had 3.252 million people in 2009.[1]

Athens is an immense metropolis where in every corner there are many ancient ruins

Population = Number of the inhabitants[edit | edit source]

there are around 655.780 inhabitants

Denonym = name of the inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Athenians live in Athens
flag athens
flag athens

Nationality of the inhabitants[edit | edit source]

the inhabitants are Greeks

Flag/seal[edit | edit source]

Celebrations[edit | edit source]

ANFIDROMIE

The Anfidromie were family celebrations that took place on the 5th (or seventh) day after the baby's birth. During these festivals there was the purification with water of the mother and of all the people who had attended the birth (midwife, helper, etc.). In these feasts, which was the moment when the baby was integrated into the community, the infant was rushed around the hearth.

Popular monuments/places[edit | edit source]

The Acropolis of Athens can be considered the most representative of the Greek acropolis. It is a fortress, flattened at the top, which rises 156 meters above sea level above the city of Athens. The plateau is 140 m wide and almost 280 m long

Nickname (for example Paris is called "the City of Light")[edit | edit source]

Euricle of Athens

Particularity[edit | edit source]

the open hand shown to another person is a very serious offense

Gastronomy = a particular dish[edit | edit source]

Moussaka It's like an aubergine Parmigiana, cooked in the oven with a little tomato sauce. The ingredients are cinnamon, aubergine, minced meat, onions, potatoes, butter and flour. The whole is covered with a layer of cream.

Quotation in literature or ....[edit | edit source]

1. The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization Hardcover – Deckle Edge, December 6, 2016

  by Anthony Everitt

2. Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands (Complete Guide) Paperback – December 27, 2016

  by Stephen Brewer

3. The Archaeology of Athens6 feb. 2004

  by John McK Camp

4. Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese Paperback – May 24, 2016

  by Rick Steves

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External links[edit | edit source]

1. http://www.vanillamagazine.it/30-curiosita-affascinanti-sulla-grecia-che-probabilmente-non-conoscete/ (consulted on January 3, 2018)

2. https://it.hotels.com/articles/ar015741/atene-cucina-tipica-9504/ (consulted on January 3, 2018)


References[edit | edit source]

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