We explore the concept of urbanization by researching the foundation of city-states and the methods used for their establishment.
We re-create routes of procession in, about, and out of the administrative center and visit strategic trading and military posts built to facilitate the exercise of control over a city-state’s contiguous territory.
Athens was once a highly influential Imperial Power, exerting undisputed dominance over land and sea for many centuries. The capital of modern-day Greece, Athens exhibits all typical traits of a sprawling metropolis and can easily confound an unsuspecting visitor. Approach is possible by land via the National highways, by sea via the port of Piraeus, or by air via the El. Venizelos international Airport. Once there, access to a number of public transportation is available, if use of a private vehicle cannot be secured.
Although most visitors do not spend many days exploring Athens, there are still plenty hidden treasures to unearth and admire.