A Greek Ferry
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AAthens, a city on the plain of Attica, has been inhabited for at least 7,000 years. Classical Athens became the leading city of Ancient Greece in the 5th century BC, with its cultural achievements laying the foundations of Western civilization. In Late Antiquity the city experienced a decline followed by recovery in the second half of the Middle Byzantine Period (9th-10th centuries AD). After a long period of decline under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, Athens re-emerged in the 19th century as the second capital of the independent Greek state. In 1896 the city hosted the first modern Olympic Games. There are many significant historical sights in and near the city. The Agora, the Roman Forum and the Acropolis are just a few. The city suffers from smog problems and traffic congestion but the people are very friendly.
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