Athens of Western CivilizationGreece is often considered the birthplace of democracy and western philosophy. Dating back to around the 7th century BC, Athens was one of the most powerful cities in ancient Greece. It has been home to many great thinkers and writers, including Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Homer, Aeschylus and Sophocles. In this travel Brochure l you will learn everything you need to know for your time in AthensTop 3 Tourist Attractions The Acropolis: Athens's glory days are alive and well even today! Visit Greece to explore ancientruins like the Acropolis-the first site to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site-. These majestic palaces were originally constructed by the ancient Greeks but have withstood through time with ease.