Athens

Acropolis – tourist magnet in Athens

Acropolis

AthensAcropolis – tourist magnet in Athens You can’t miss The Acropolis when in Athens. We were even lucky enough to have a nice view on what probably is the most famous building in Greece from the window of our hotel room. A visit to Athens without a visit to the Acropolis would have been unthinkable…

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Olympieion or the Temple of Zeus

Olympieion or the Temple of Zeus

AthensOlympieion or the Temple of Zeus The ruins of the Temple of Zeus are impressive because of their enormous size. It is the largest structure of the ancient Greece. As early as 550 BC. Peisistratos decided to build a temple for the Olympic God Zeus. The work was interrupted several times and already finished components…

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Change of the guard at Syntagma Square

Syntagma Platz

AthensChange of the guard at Syntagma Square As often in life, coincidence makes for a good companion on your journeys too. In Athens, he brought us to the right place at the right time, otherwise, we would have missed it – the change of the guard at Syntagma Square! Saturday around 10 am. We walk…

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The Agorá of Athens or “yet another excavation site?”

Agorá of Athens

Today you can still see an almost complete building from the outside. Even the roof is almost completely intact. I thought it was very impressive to walk around the temple and actually experience these dimensions. This visit has impressed me more than visiting the Acropolis. The place was wonderfully quiet, no crowds flooded through the…

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Olympic past: Panathenaic Stadium

Panathinaiko-Stadion

AthensOlympic past: Panathenaic Stadium Again and again, we are attracted to Olympic sites. But as far to the past as this time, we had never travelled before. The Panathenaic Stadium is one of the largest buildings in Athens. It lies between the hills of Agras and Arditto, south-west of the national park, in the exact…

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