Which city is the oldest in Europe? The name of the oldest city in Europe is held by Bulgarian Plovdiv. The city is located in the south-central part of Bulgaria and has been inhabited for over 8,000 years. The first inhabitants of Plovdiv moved here around 6000 BC.
The second oldest city in Europe is Greek Argos. The first inhabitants of Argos appeared around 5000 BC, meaning the city has a history of around 7000 years.
For comparison, Greek Athens, which is only the sixth oldest city in Europe, is about 3,000 years younger and “only” 5,000 years behind.