Thebes is located south of Boeotia, northwest of Athens and was originally a Mycenaean city of Ancient Greece.
Thebes was founded by Cadmus in Boeotia about 1000 B.C. with the name Cadmea and replaced Orchomenus as the region's leading city.
Thebes is birthplace of the greek hero Heracles and also the lyric poet Pindar and the general Epaminondas. Thebes is also popular because of Aeschylus' play, Seven Against Thebes.
Main attractions of Thebes include the Mycenaean palace of Cadmus and the Lion of Chaeronea.