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Athens city tour, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum tour
Athens Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BCE. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus, which had been a distinct city prior to its 5th century BCE incorporation with Athens. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament, the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the […]
Athens Street Art tour
As seen on the streets of Athens : Street Art Tourists visiting the Greek capital are often amazed by the walls of Athens. Full of spray, the Athenian walls inspire different emotions in passers-by. Rather ugly tags, sports teams’ and political parties’ slogans and symbols are one side of the coin, which certainly doesn’t offer any particular beauty to Athens. The other side of the coin is, however, equally present: beautiful murals and masterpieces of street art have become a main attraction for both Athenians and tourists.
Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & Temple of Olympian Zeus tour
Acropolis Acropolis is a Greek term that literally means any complex or citadel built on a high point, such as a hill. The Acropolis in Athens is undoubtedly the most famous of them all in Greece. It was built in 5th century BCE, which is a planned construction under the guidance of the Pericles of Athens. It took two years to build a detailed plan for the Acropolis of Athens, even for the Parthenon alone it took them a lot of planning too. The level of detail and planning that went into the construction of the Acropolis was designed in order to create a lasting monument. In fact, the best architects and sculptors were commissioned into the building of the Acropolis. The Acropolis, Athens measures at 490 feet in height above the city of Athens. Meanwhile, the entire surface area covered by the ancient structures and monuments span about 7 acres or 3 hectares. The site was a natural choice to build such a massive fortification. In fact, there was already an existing structure on the hill but it was destroyed to build the Acropolis in its place. * * from World Heritage inscription, unesco.org Acropolis Museum The Acropolis Museum is […]