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Piraeus Port

Piraeus Port

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreecePort of Piraeus is Greece's largest port. It was built during the reign Temistocles, when the city walls were built (year d. 478 AD), and the town was built by architect Hippodamus. He quickly gained importance when Athens became a naval power.

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Athens Acropolis

Athens Acropolis

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceThe most important and beautiful temple in Athens called the "Holy Stone of Athens", initially dedicated to his patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the modern city center stone on the summit known as the Acropolis. The old myths, great religious festivals, ancient religions and some decisive events in the history of the city are all connected in this sacred place.

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Temple of Zeus

Temple Of Zeus

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceTemple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Oplympeion, Amalias street is located, 500 meters southeast of the Acropolis and 700 meters south of Syntagma Square. Foundation belongs to a temple that was dedicated to the tyrant Pisistratus in 515 BC, but work was abandoned when Pisistratus's son, Hippias, was removed from the throne in 510 BC

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Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis Of Athens

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceAcropolis means "upper town" and that because, in antiquity, for safety reasons and to be defended more easily, the city center was built on a ridge on a hill or the highest part of town. The word is of Greek origin, and most Greek cities (Corinth, Thebes, Argos, Athens) had one acropolis.

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Temple of Poseidon

Temple Of Poseidon

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceConstruction of the Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, began around 500 BC, but the monument was never finished. Temple and its attractions were destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC Temple of Poseidon, which you can visit today was built on the ruins of another temple. At the same time it was built and the Temple of Athena, the goddess of the place where he was offered sanctuary.

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Theater of Dionysus

Theater Of Dionysus

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceTheater of Dionysus, built in a natural hollow in the south of the Acropolis, was the first theater in the world is built of stone and the birth of Greek tragedy.

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Agora

Agora

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceAtene ancient Agora was the center, the center of political, commercial, administrative and social justice, a religious center and Settlement.

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Benaki Museum in Athens

Benaki Museum In Athens

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceBenaki Museum is the oldest private museum in Greece and is a monument to Greek art and culture. Neoclassical building located at the crossroads Vasilissis Koubari Sofias and was built between 1867-1868 by Ioannis Peroglou merchant. Villa Charokopos, as known, was sold in 1910 by Emmanouil Benakis which according to his needs as home and family. Changes in input assumed a larger and a luxurious interior. Between 1929 and 1931, the house was changed again, adding a wing in the west.

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceNational Archaeological Museum hosts the most important artifacts from various locations in Greece. National Archaeological Museum in Athens is the largest museum in Greece and one of the largest museums in the world. Its collections include 20,000 exhibits offering a panorama of Greek civilization from the prehistoric era to the beginning of the late antique period.

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Museum of Greek folk music

Museum Of Greek Folk Music

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceMuseum of Greek folk music is hosted Lassanis villa built in 1842 near the Agora and contains about 1,200 Greek popular musical instruments dating from the eighteenth century until today, the fruit of half a century of research and study Fivos Anoyanakis musicologist. Some of the tools that you can find in this museum are: bouzouki, mandolins, violins, clarinets, flutes, drums, citere, dulcimere, bagpipes.

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Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum

Athens Metropolitan Area, GreeceByzantine Museum was founded in 1914. Originally located on the ground floor of the Athens Academy, he was moved to Villa Ilissia, winter residence of the Duchess of Piacenza. From 1993 began the expansion of the building with 3 underground levels. The main building, one of the most important monuments in Athens, has two floors and a basement. The north is bordered by two towers with stairs. In general, the building is built in Tuscan Renaissance style with classical elements (horizontal lines dominate the towers bass) and romantic (arcade, which stands outside the building roof).

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