President Obama during his farewell trip of his presidency paid a visit to Athens, Greece as an opportunity to pay a tribute to the country where democracy was born and a tribute to democracy itself.

On his way up the Acropolis Barack Obama said to the press: “It is here in Athens that so many of our ideas about democracy, our notions of citizenship, our notions of rule of law begun to develop, And so when you visit a place like this not only are getting a better understanding of Greece and western culture but you are also sending a signal of the continuity of what happened here The speeches of Pericles, what happened with our founding fathers”