There are some cities so ancient that you can literally feel the age radiating off of the buildings, sometimes out of the very ground.
Hi guys, it’s me again, Shelby, and I have to admit that I was absolutely floored when Ralph told me that we were going to Athens.“The Athens?” I said, astounded. “You mean like Athens, Greece?”
Anyone who knows me understands that history is one of my fetishes. I mean, I love a good party and getting out and being active is a must for me, but being able to visit a place that is as steeped in history as Athens is was the chance of a lifetime.
Did you know that Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities? That’s right; it has a recorded history that dates back some 3,400 years. That is a long, long time. But it isn’t just the fact that it is old that makes Athens so fascinating, it is the fact that the roots of modern western civilization and the birth of democracy can be traced back to this very city.