The five most ancient cities in Europe.
1. Athens (Greece) date of establishment: 4 — 5 thousand BC the birthplace of classical Greece and Western civilization, Athens is saturated with sights and monuments reminding the visitors about the town’s past. People lived here already in 11-7 BC however, the first written records date back to 1400 B. C. among the most popular attractions are the Acropolis with its marble temples dedicated to the goddess of Athens. Roman ruins of the city are also one of tourist attractions like old Royal Palace in Syntagma square, and many historic lanes, shops and restaurants.
2. Argos (Greece) date of establishment: 5000 BC Due to its favourable geographic location on the fertile plain, the city is mostly agriculture so far. However Argos is also a popular destination for tourists who love history, who come for the sake of studying a large number of ancient monuments. The most famous landmark of Argos — the temple of Hera.
3. Plovdiv (Bulgaria) date of establishment: 3-4 Millennium BC The earliest evidence of settlement in the area date back to 6 thousand BC Today Plovdiv is the second largest city of Bulgaria. Situated on a large plain between two mountain ranges, the city hides traces of its long history. The Romans as well as Ottoman Empire once ruled the city, leaving Sabanagrande architectural wonders, including the great mosque in the center of Plovdiv. Roman amphitheatre found in the heart of the city only in the 1970-ies, and to this day the monument is a must for any visitor.
4.Chania (Crete, Greece) date established: 1400 BC Chania with its Venetian atmosphere the port town is a popular holiday destination on the coast of Crete. Long beaches, picturesque shops and restaurants are also at the service of tourists. It is not surprising that tourism is today a very important source of income for the city. The old town, which is considered the most beautiful urban district on Crete, reflects its history and the traces of the Turkish influence and venecianskogo. Visitors are invited to explore the local maze of alleys and houses from different history and charming harbour.
5. Larnaca (Cyprus) date established: 1400 BC, Larnaca is the oldest city in Cyprus. It is a coastal town and a popular holiday destination for travelers. Among the most important sights — the ruins of the ancient Kitium, age — 13th century BC is Very popular among visitors are also the remains of cyclopean walls of giant blocks and the old Aqueduct known outside the city as the “Kamares”.