Since 2007, September 15 has served as the United Nations’ International Day of Democracy. On this day every year, societies around the world recognize and celebrate the belief that “democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives.”
It is surely a cause worth celebrating. Democracy is, of course, Greece’s most popular export, so what better way to celebrate the democratic spirit than with a visit to its birthplace?
We invite you to join DGC in Athens and stand in the same public squares in which ancient Greek politicians once stood; walk the same footpaths, stand in the shadows of the same monuments and breathe the same air as our very first democratic forbearers.
We can show you the Agora, simultaneously the public market and venue for public debate, as well as the Pnyx, home of the ancient Greek legislature. And you can stand at the edge of the Acropolis and gaze out over the domain of the world’s first democracy.
In Athens, you’ll learn about the roots of Western society and discover how the beliefs of the ancient Greeks became our most valued traditions. It all began here, and we can’t wait to show you.