Hotels in Greece, Cyprus. Greek travel guide
Athens, which gave birth to democracy, was named a capital of the Greek state in 1834. The first modern Olympic games became in Athens in 1896 and are repeated one century afterwards in 2004, with 28 Olympic sports and are first of the new millennium.
The emblem of Athens and of the today's civilised world is the Parthenonas. Built above in the Acropolis it does not cease to remind us the difficult seasons it has passed, that keeps pace with the difficulties that the entire Greek population passed. However no matter how much this symbol of culture has suffered, remains wilfully the source of inspiration and light for the all the world.
Athens is filled with historical buildings, archaeological museums and archaeological places. Some of them are: The museum of Acropolis, the archaeological museum, the anthropologic museum, the Byzantine and Christian museum, the church of Saint Ekaterina of 11th - of 12th century, Sotira of Lykodimos (Russian church) the 11th century, Arios Pagos, Pnyka, the Ancient market, Keramikos, the Pillars of Olympian Zeus, the hill of the Muses etc. In the band of Piraeus, the harbour of Attica, we will see the grave of Themistocles, the Titanian garden, the museum of Commercial Shipping, the Naval museum, the municipal Art gallery etc.
Mother of the European culture, Athens accepts the visitors with abundant hospitality. In the modern city the sightseer will find all types of amusement that he wishes. With more than 300 theatres, and above 2000 cinemas as well as the palace of music, the hundreds taverns and restaurants Athens is classified among the European cities with the best night life. From the more demanding to the simplest tourist Attica will give him the satisfaction he wishes to find.
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