Located in the Acropolis complex, this is yet another historic monument to stop and admire.
The politics and governance of the city
Athens is not only one of the most beautiful and amazing places you can visit but it has also been one of the most influential cities in shaping western culture since the death of Christ to present day. The Greeks have probably had the biggest impact on the development of modern society and politics. Indeed, Athens is the very birthplace of democracy. Although the Ancient Agora is famous the world over, the Pnyx is another key feature of Ancient Greek culture. The residents and politicians of Athens would come here to discuss the governance of the city. Laws, treaties and even certain trials that were especially polemic or important would be decided here. A visit to the Pnyx, at the feet of Mount Philopappos, is a journey to the beginnings of democracy.