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About Athens

Athens is a city that gets its name from the Greek goddess of wisdom - Athena. It is the birthplace of European civilization. Despite thousands of years of wear and tear from wind and snow, it still exudes a unique charm. When you go to Athens, you will have the opportunity to see great ancient temples and exciting marketplaces. The grandiose achievements of the centuries enshroud the city at every turn. Athens is surrounded on three sides by mountains. The last side faces the Aegean Sea. The city is built around the Acropolis. Even though the Acropolis has already endured 2,000 years of wind and rain, warfare and modernization, people are still shocked by the remaining, albeit damaged, temples. Take a stroll through historic Pláka and choose one of the many restaurants to indulge in some mouthwatering Greek cuisine.

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Acropolis of Athens
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The Acropolis is located in the southwest portion of central Athens. It is one of Athens' greatest landmarks and a symbol of ancient Greece. The Acropolis consists of ancient architectural relics such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Erektio and the Temple of Athena. The Acropolis is steep, with only a channel in the west, which serves as a natural barrier. Actually, the Acropolis used to be a military fortress. Standing in the Acropolis, you can also look at the magnificent panorama of Athens.
The Parthenon
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
The Parthenon is an ancient temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. It is situated on the excavated site of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Construction started in 447 BC and was tentatively completed around 438 BC, although decorative parts of the temple continued to evolve until 432 BC. The building has had many uses over the centuries, including that of a treasury, a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, an Ottoman mosque and an ammunition dump. In 1975, the Greek government began serious restoration efforts in the attempt to preserve the Parthenon and other Acropolis structures. Reconstruction efforts continue to this day.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
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The Temple of Olympian Zeus is located in the village of Olympia and was built for the sacrifice of Zeus. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is under the responsibility of the sculptor Fideias, with stucco limestone on the surface and marble on the top of the temple. The stone statues behind the temple temple are carved from the marble of the island of Paros. Many statues on the west side of the temple are decorated with a herringbone style.
Syntagma Square
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Syntagma Square is the pulsating heart of the modern city of Athens, composed of the actual square together with the surrounding streets, open areas and assemblage of grand buildings that include banks, offices, top hotels and the old Royal Palace - now the Greek Parliament building. Syntagma Square is named after the Greek constitution (Syntagma) that was proclaimed from the balcony of the royal palace that overlooks the square on 3 September 1843. The former palace has housed the Greek parliament since 1935.

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Greek Dancing in Plaka with 3-Course Meal and Wine
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What are you coming to Athens for? It must be one of the most similar answers. For the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the birthplace of ancient Greece, Atlantis are the only things comes in mind. It seems to be a kind of faith, so that everyone who has never been to look forward to it, so that everyone who has come here it is hard to forget. When I have been here in life it was a long time back, I am convinced that when I will arrive at this land one day and realize it, I will find that my heart is not excited, only calm, and smiling. Because the picture is too familiar, the weather is too good, every stone, every statue has its story, the scenes from the movies appear in front of the eyes, and the truth is somewhat across time and space.
Posted: 21 Jul 2019
Walking down the Acropolis is the Acropolis Museum, and it is worth a visit, a museum that is a rare blend of architecture and heritage. The bottom of the museum is suspended above the archaeological excavations of the 4th and 7th centuries. Ruins buried in the ground, are the ruins of Makriyani. Most of the sites are residential sites and tombs of the Mycenae civilization from 10,000 years ago. The goddess column of the southern porch of the Eric Tion Temple is displayed in the exhibition hall! Greek girls are graceful, and one is now in the British Museum. The third floor of the museum is the Parthenon exhibition hall in the key area. The entire exhibition hall is exactly the same size as the Parthenon temple. All the most exquisite exterior sculptures and artworks are displayed here. You can look into the exhibition hall in the distance. The Parthenon makes people feel as if they are crossing ancient and modern. It is highly recommended to have a rough understanding of the history of Greece and the Acropolis before going for this the tour. Otherwise, you will feel like passing a pile of run-downs and broken walls.
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