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Athens, Greece

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Athens is the friendliest and at the same a most chaotic place to visit! It is the historical capitol of Europe and has a long and fascinating history. The numerous conquerors who occupied Athens erected their own unique monuments, many of which still stand today.

Your tour will start at the temple of Olympian Zeus, one of the largest temples from antiquity and Hadrians Arch which forms the symbolic entrance to the city. From there, walking along Dionysou Areopaghitou street you pass the ancient Theatre of Dionysos where most of the works by Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylos and Aristophanes were performed. Your journey will take you to the ruins of the Asklepieion and the Stoa of Eumenes and from there the Odeion of Herodes Atticus, which is now the venue of the performances of the Athens Festival.

Once you climb the sacred rock of the Acropolis, you will be standing on the site of some of the most important masterpieces of worldwide architecture and art, the most renowned of which is the Parthenon temple. Also impressive are the Propylaea, the temple of the Athene Nike and the Erechtheion. The Acropolis Museum is one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens. It houses 4,000 priceless finds from the Acropolis monuments and function as the most important religious centre of ancient Athens.

Noteworthy is the Plaka neighborhood which has been inhabited without interruption since antiquity. You will encounter ancient monuments, such as the Lysikrates Monument, the Roman Agora with the famed “Tower of the Winds” and Hadrian’s Library. Many of the churches display true masterpieces of Byzantine art and architecture, as well as remnants of the Ottoman period.

There are also many interesting museums (Folk Art, Greek Children’s Art, Popular Musical Instruments, Frysira Art Gallery, etc.), lots of picturesque taverns, cafés, bars, as well as shops selling souvenirs and traditional Greek products.

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