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Ancient Eleysina

According to Greek mythology Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, abducted Persephone, daughter of the goddess Demeter, and took her down into his kingdom with the intention to wed her. Demeter desperately looked for her for nine whole days until she finally arrived in Elefsina. Here she worked as a governess in the palace of King […]
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The Temple of Poseidon in Sounion

The temple of Sounion sits above the beach on a mountain that juts out into the sea and was dedicated to Poseidon. In ancient times the temple was the last sign of civilization the Athenians saw as they sailed away from home and the first as they returned back in Athens. The choice of this […]
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Archaeological Museum of Marathon

Marathonas, serves as a memorial to the ancient struggle between the ancient Athenians and the invading Persians. Located 42 kilometres from Athens, this is where the annual Athens Classic Marathon is held to commemorate Spyros Louis’ famous victory at the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896. With 12 kilometres of sandy beach […]
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Panathenaic Stadium Kallimarmaro

The Panathenaic Stadium is a classical cultural and touristic monument and one of the most significant monuments not only for Athens, but for the whole Greece. It is one of our city’s most popular touristic attractions and one of Athens’ landmarks. Its rich history is directly connected to the Modern Olympic Games as from their […]
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National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancients Greek art. It is founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value.
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Temple of the Olympian Zeus

The Temple of the Olympian Zeus, located on the southeastern side of the Acropolis, is the largest ancient temple in Greece, whose construction began in the early 6th century BC and finally completed 700 years later, by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The temple was dedicated to Zeus, having a length 96 meters at the ends […]
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Monastiraki

One of the most typical areas in “old” Athens full of narrow lanes and small buildings, representing the Ottoman and Byzantine influence on the city. In the open-air stands and in the small shops, located on central streets (Andrianou, Ifaestou, Theseiou, Aghios Fillipos, Astiggos and Ermou), you can buy everything: shoes, clothes, old and new […]
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The Temple of Hephaestus

On top of Agoraios Kolonos hill, which is delimiting the Ancient Agora of Athens to the west, stands the temple of Hephaestus, broadly known as Thisio. It is one of the best preserved ancient temples, partly because it was transformed into a Christian church. According to the traveler and geographer Pausanias (1, 14, 5-6), two […]

The Stoa of Attalos

The Stoa on the east side of the Ancient Agora, was gift of Attalos II, King of Pergamon, as a fragmentary inscription on the epistyle of its lower colonnade shows: «King Attalos, son of Attalos and of Queen Apollonis». The building is 120 m wide and 20 m deep and had two floors with a […]
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The Ancient Agora of Athens

The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. The Ancient Agora of Athens is a flat area defined by the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, the hill of Areopagus in the south and the hill of […]
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Dionysus Theatre

The Theatre of Dionysus is regarded as the first sample of Greek theatres and the birthplace of Greek drama. It was built into a natural hallow at the southern hillside of the Acropolis and it is the first theater in the world. This ancient theater was dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, […]