Greece - Buying Property in:
Capital City of Greece - Area Information:
Europe's Spiritual Home
There are many beutiful properties in Greece, and some fantasric
real estate opportunities.
As the centre of the classical world, and a conqueror's prize even
during its periods of decline, the city trafficked in ideas so abundantly
that good many civilizations might be supposed to have received their
wisdom via ancient Athens. The best and brightest of Macedonians,
Babylonians, Persians, Phoenicians, Punjabis and numerous other peoples
knew and respected Athens, and contributed their own cultural bounty
in turn. Warfare, commerce and alliances stimulated the absorption
of eastern ideas by the West and vice versa, much of it through the
medium of one Greek City.
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and selling real estate in Greece.
Modern Athens is familiar and foreign all at once, like an ancestral
home that has been renovated many times. It remains a concoction
of cultures, every face and echo of other lands. Though Athens has
certainly kept pace with the progress of the few millennia since
its founding, it is impossible for visitors to escape the awareness
that the ground is suffused with history. The Acropolis, which towers
above Athens and hosts the iconic Parthenon, has been occupied since
Neolithic times; by the beginning of the first millennium BC the
city was already prosperous. Such longevity provides so grand a context
for present-day events that even the most mundane matters are imbued
If it is conceivable, Athens has experienced it: tyrannical rule
and egalitarian struggle; esoteric spirituality and hard-edged rationalism;
soaring conquest and humiliating defeat. Its distinction as the birthplace
of democracy is justified, though the city, as with Greece in general,
has often endured the rule of leaders less than committed to the
democratic ideal. Athens' reputation for fostering philosophy and
higher learning is likewise deserved, as exemplified by the pagan
academies that were shut down in the sixth century AD, 1000 years
after the death of Socrates.
Athens has only recently been able to recoup from a turbulent half-millennium.
Nearly 400 years of Turkish rule ended in 1821 and 120 years later
the Nazis occupied Greece; in 1944 a communist revolution laid the
groundwork for a protracted civil war, which in turn resulted in
brutal rule by a military junta known as "The Colonels." Since
1974, however, democracy has prevailed in the country that gave it
If Athens is less the centre of the world today, then it has at least lost
none of its capacity to remind us of its past generosity.
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