Whilst Athens is a cosmopolitan city, it reveals the history of the nation in the many landmarks which dominate the city skyline. As the host city of the 2004 Olympic Games, Athens has been thrown onto the world stage, and has caught the attention of many tourists. This has resulted in a substantial increase in visitor numbers over recent years. Known for an endless number of archaeological sites including the famous Parthenon and Acropolis, Athens is just waiting to be discovered.