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Athens Travel Guide

Athens Travel Guide



Athens the capital of Greece extends across the middle valley of Attica, often mentioned to as the Attica Basin, which is bound by Mount Aegaleo in the west, Mount Parnitha in the north, Mount Penteli in the northeast, Mount Hymettus in the east, and the Saronic Gulf in the southwest. Athens is the emblem of freedom, art, and democracy in the conscience of the civilized world. Its name was taken from the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge.

Athens comes of the name from the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. The town is the emblem of freedom, art, and democracy in the conscience of the civilized world. The main landmark of Athens is the acropolis , which manages the town and on which situate the relics of the Parthenon, the propylaea, and the Erechtheum. Occupying the southern part of Athens, the Acropolis is ringed by the other chief landmarks of the ancient town the Pnyx, where the citizens' assemblies were held; the Areopagus; the Theseum of Hephaesteum, a well-preserved Doric temple of the 5th cent. B.C.; the old Agora and the Roman forum; the temple of Zeus or Olympieum; the theatre of Dionysius (the oldest in Greece); and the Odeum of Herodes Atticus. Athens exhibits a mystifying mix of architectural styles from across the centuries and under many influences, making it a fascinating place to visit. A European Union-sponsored program aims to help in Discovering Contemporary Architecture in Athens by means of multimedia presentation and guided walks.

Athens Travel Guide
Athens
Athens Travel Guide
Athens


Athens Travel Guide
Athens
Athens Travel Guide
Athens

The City of Athens
Athens is a active and cosmopolitan metropolis, a large modern town, known as the birthplace of democracy and with a populace of 3.7 million residents approximately. It is in several ways the birthplace of Classical Greece...





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