Athens (GR)

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Athens (Modern Greek: Αθήνα, Athína,; Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athēnai) is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens, as a landlocked location was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent. Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece.

20th century

1902 circle ATHENAI 5 on 1901 issue
1936 Greek Censor Mark. Probably of the Metaxas 4th August Regime.
1959 Syntagma Square cancel (Πλατεία Συντάγματος)
1982 Cancel of Ampelokipoi (Αμπελόκηποι) a central district of the city of Athens.

Meter cancels

Meter cancel Athens 1963
Meter cancel Athens 1968

19th century

DC ATHENAI in 1865.
Circle ATHENAI 78 on 1888 issue
ATHENAI 1 in the first Olympic Year 1896
Circle in 1898.
ATHENAI 3 in 1899
Circle ATHENAI 3 in 1899

Air Cancels

1936
1939
1951
1965
1976

Suburb Cancels

1950 Kifissia
1962 Dafni
1950 sub office cancel of ΛΕΒΙΔΟΥ Levidou

Cards and Covers

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