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Akropolis Parthenon – Ακρόπολη Παρθενώνας

Parthenon, the most iconic monument of Greece, is a temple built on the Athenian Acropolis. It is dedicated to the goddess Athena, the protector of city of Athens in antiquity. Built in 4th century BC, the temple served as the treasury for the Athenian empire. After the 6th century AD the temple converted to a […]

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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

500 meters south east of acropolis, the ruins of a temple dedicated to the Olympian Zeus is located. This monuments is also known as the Columns of the Olympian Zeus as only 16 of the 104 columns of the structure still remain at the location. Its construction began during 6th century BC by the Athenian […]

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Acropolis – Ακρόπολη

The Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple located on the north side of the Athens Acropolis. The temple was built around 415 BC by Phidias and was dedicated both to Athena and Poseidon. It is famous for the beautiful porch on its southern side with the six female figures statues. These female statues are called […]

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Athens, Greece

The city-state of Athens during 480 and 404 BC went through a period of economic growth and cultural flourishing. This era has been commonly referred to as the golden age of Athens or the golden age of Pericles. Many of the most influential people lived during that era such as the playwrights Aeschylus and Sophocles, […]

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Piraeus, Greece

Piraeus is a port city within the wider metropolitan area of Athens located 12 kilometers southwest of Athens city center. Piraeus in prehistoric times was an island which was connected with the mainland by a shallow piece of land which was flooded with water the most part of the year. Piraeus was selected as the […]

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Athens, Greece

Athens is a relatively small city in terms of population as 600.000 people live within its city limits. However the wider metropolitan area of Athens includes in total 41 different cities and most of them have indistinguishable city borders making Athens a haotic metropolis which is the 4th most populated capital of European Union with […]

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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

The city of Athens shares the same name with the goddess of ancient Greeks Athena which was the goddess of wisdom. There was a debate in antiquity whether the city gave the name to the goddess or the goddess gave the name to the city but today scholars agree that the city gave the name […]

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Athens, Greece

Athens, one of the world's oldest cities with a history of more than 3000 years, is the capital and the largest city in Greece. Ancient Athens is consider to be the cradle of western civilization and the birthplace of democracy mostly because of the cultural and political impact on the Europe continent during the 5th […]

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Athens, Greece

Have you ever been in Athens in Greece? I did and I'm going to share a few pictures and little of the city's history in my next posts. Do you have any nice pictures from Athens? If you have, let me know with a comment here and I will share your pictures in my stories […]

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Sofia, Bulgaria

They really love lions in Bulgaria. Three lions decorate their current coat of arms and lions were used to decorate the coats of arms of Bulgaria at least since 1295. Around Sofia you will found several statues of the king of the jungle decorating the city in their own majestic way. But don't be alerted. […]

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