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What is Athens
Athens is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. It is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization.
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"The Dioniso Theatre stands on the south-east slopes of the Acropolis, originally constructed in wood, the theatre has perfect acoustics and is the site, where in 5th century B.C the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Aristophanes were performed."
"The main monument to visit is of course the Acropolis, the hill upon which the Parthenon and other important sites are located."
"XX_PARAGRAPHBREAK_XX Raise your eyes nearly anywhere and you're likely to be stopped in your tracks by the sight of the Acropolis, where Pericles rose to the heights of power and creative achievement, with the construction of the Parthenon and Propylaea."
"The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all the Parthenon on the Acropolis ,widely considered an important landmark of early Western civilization."
"Snowing at the Acropolis, downtown Athens, on Feb 13th, 2004."
"Later, with the rise of city-states, the Acropolis provided an ideal defensive position, and by 1400 BC, it had become a powerful Mycenaean city."
"No need to be daunted, though, if you plan to holiday in Athens, because the area of interest to visitors is located around the landmark Acropolis, and can easily be enjoyed and experienced on foot."
"Pericles set about transforming the Acropolis into a city of temples after being informed by the Delphic oracle in 510 BC that it should become a province of the gods."
"The white-marbled Parthenon, dedicated to Athena, and other temples atop the Acropolis, recall the classical era of the city-state."
"Construction of the Parthenon and other Classical buildings 431BC Start of the Peloponnesian War against Sparta 430-428BC Plague wipes out a quarter of Athens' population including Pericles (429BC) 404BC Peloponnesian War with Sparta ends in defeat 338BC Philip II of Macedon conquers Athens and other Greek states 336BC Murder of Philip and succession of his son, Alexander the Great 336-323BC Expansion of the Macedonian Empire under Alexander through the Mediterranean and Middle East as far as India 146BC Roman Empire subjugates Macedonian rulers; Athens is incorporated into the province of Achaia 200BC-AD300 Roman rule in Greece AD50 Paul the Apostle visits Athens to preach AD330 Foundation of the Byzantine Empire by Constantine I as successor to the Roman Empire AD395 Athens captured by Visigoths AD529 Schools of Neo-Platonic philosophy closed by Justinian I, temples reconsecrated as Christian churches 1204 Franks and Venetians capture Constantinople and divide Greece between them 1456-1821 Athens under Ottoman rule from Constantinople 1687 Venetians besiege the Acropolis 1821 Hellenic rebellion against Turkish occupation 1821-29 The Greek War of Independence 1832 Prince Otto of Bavaria is selected by Western powers as king of the modern Greek state 1834 Capital of modern Greece transfers from NÃ¡fplio in the Peloponnese to Athens 1896 First modern Olympic Games held in Athens 1917 Greece joins the Allied forces and enters World War I 1920-23 Greece at war with Turkey 1923 End of GreekÂ–Turkish war sees massive influx of Greek refugees from Asia Minor to Athens and Piraeus 1940 General Metaxas refuses Mussolini's fleet access to Greek ports in a now famous one word rebuttal Â– ' Ã“hi ' (no) 1941 40,000 Athenians die in severe food shortages caused by the German and Italian occupation 1944 Liberation of Greece 1944-49 Greek Civil War 1967 Military coup results in the exile of King Constantine I. Greece ruled by Colonel Papadopoulos 1974 Overthrow of the military junta 1975 Republican constitution inaugurated 1981 Greece joins the European Union 1985 Athens becomes Europe's first Cultural Capital 1998 Devaluation of the drachma to prepare for European monetary union."
"Most Athenians rarely bother to visit but the new archaeological park circling the Acropolis, which links all the major monuments with pedestrian walkways, has been a hit."
"The food in the self service restaurant is very good and a much better bargain than the overpriced restaurants under the Acropolis."
"Not much is known as to the precise state of building on the rock leading up to the archaic era, except that the Acropolis was taken over by Kylon in the Kylonian revolt, and twice by Pisistratus : all attempts directed at seizing political power by coups d' etat."
"Raise your eyes nearly anywhere in Athens and you're likely to be stopped in your tracks by the sight of the Acropolis, where Pericles rose to the heights of power and creative achievement, with the construction of the Parthenon and Propylaea."
"Built as the hilltop home of Athens's patron goddess, Athena, the Acropolis—and its most famous structure, the Parthenon, at right—recall the classical area of the ancient city-state that witnessed a brilliant flowering of art, architecture, philosophy, and democracy in the fifth century B.C. Today, government, tourism, and shipping dominate the economy in Greece's modern-day capital."
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Mimmi from Greece wrote about Acropolis of Athens 4 years, 5 months ago
Acropolis Hill is a really HOT place in a summertime (july-august), so I recommend you to take a light umbrella with you. It helps a lot under the burning sun. And take enough time for exploring around this sight. It´s a pretty large area with Agora, museums etc..
juha from Finland wrote about Acropolis of Athens 5 years, 10 months ago
Acropolis is everything you think it would be. The only two things that you don't read about is that it takes ages to get up there (and boy are you sweating after the climb) and that there are so many people moving around is a pain. Otherwise great!
jussi from Finland wrote about Acropolis of Athens 4 years, 9 months ago
It's a tough climb up to the Acropolis on a hot summer day. But walking by following the footsteps of Sokrates and Platon and so many more is the best way to get up to Acropolis and see the world famous temples and the view over Athens.
Nice, green town near Pentelis mountain. You can go there by train (green line) from centre of Athens. E.g from Monastiraki to Kifissia: about 30min. Chanel, Louis Vuitton etc...lots of fashion shops.
Mythos: a cheap and good restaurant. I also recommend restaurant named Block House :ob
jussi from Finland wrote about National Archaeological Museum of Athens 4 years, 9 months ago
A great place to research greek history. There's just so much of everything that the next time I want to be better prepared, and select the few displays I'm the most interested in and go directly to see them. Running through all the halls during a few hours time was so tiring that we had to go to the beach for whole next day. ;-)
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