Athens was ranked third place (3rd) in Tripadvisor's list of the 25 World Best Cultural destinations for 2023. Athens is the capital of Greece. Ancient Athens, originally a settlement on the Acropolis, developed in the 6th century BC. in a powerful city-state. Its port, which was initially Faliro, is Piraeus. It was until the 6th century, the most important center of arts, knowledge and philosophy. The Parthenon is one of the most important monuments in the city and is considered an emblematic monument of ancient Western civilization.
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