Athens, Greece

Athens is the capital of Greece. The city is strategically located in the prefecture of Attica and stretches to the peninsula. Athens is surrounded by Pendeli, Ymmytos, Parnitha, eastwards, northwards, and the Saronic gulf westwards and southwards. Notably, Athens was once known for traffic, smog, and tacky architecture. Its ultimate bloom was in the 5th century when civilization and moral values surpassed limits of the city and to become the most important area of western civilization. As the world’s oldest cities, Athens dominates the Attica region as its history spans around 3,300 years.

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Water pollution from Athens has resulted in the severe pollution of the Mediterranean Sea. Aside that, many wetlands in Athens have suffered from human activities and from being drained for agricultural activities. It is the high time the government addresses all these issues to make the city a great destination as it was a few decades ago.

Assimaki, Dominic. Topography effects in the 1999 Athens earthquake: Engineering issues in seismology. Diss. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004.

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