Athens – an open -air museum

Any acquaintance with the history of Greece begins on the Athenian Hill – Acropolis. Here is the temple of Athens, the Dionysus Theater, the famous Areopagus, which serves as a place of gathering the wisest people of the country, as well as the Erechteion temple. At the foot of the Acropolis, the Agora is located – the oldest retail space of the country. In antiquity around Agora, the most important administrative buildings and temples were located, thereby turning the retail space into the true center of the spiritual life of the Athenians.

Today, trading is no longer conducted here, the Sunday market, which opens, as the name of the name of the week is, passes in the monastiraki area adjacent to the area. Not far from Agora is an ancient meteorological station – the marble tower of the winds, thanks to it the Greeks recognized the direction of the wind and the exact time of the day. Interestingly, the sunshine located on the walls of the tower still show the right time. The urban area of ​​the posture originating in the northern part of the acropolis is considered the oldest in Athens.

It is very convenient to take hiking along his narrow streets. Many of the houses in the ward are built on the foundation remaining from ancient buildings. Due to the fact that many residents of the ancient district changed their place of residence, leaving their dwellings absolutely ownerless, many taverns, souvenir shops and small restaurants, whose owners simply occupied empty rooms, formed in the srya. Not far from the center of the city, the hill of Likavitos rises, the top of which is decorated with the Church of St. George, which at one time served as a symbol of the formation of Christianity on Greek land. On the central square of Athens is the building of the parliament, which was once the royal palace. Not far from here, the most beautiful temple of Zeus Olympic. The colossal building of the temple, according to legend, was built for more than six hundred years.

The ceramikos cemetery attracts tourists, which are buried by many famous figures of antiquity. Many sculptures of the period were perfectly preserved here when the ancient cemetery was valid. More modern Athenian attractions that cause the interest of tourists date back to the nineteenth centuries, these include Byzantine churches, called large and small metropolis and, hosting the Olympic Games of the late nineteenth century, the Callimarmarmaro stadium. The period of Turkish domination resembles several mosques of the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as traditional baths.

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