Location: Attica

Athens, the capital of Greece

We travel to Athens, the capital of Greece with so many sights and things to do

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The temple that the Athenians dedicated to the patron saint of their city, Athena Virgo, is the brightest creation of Athenian democracy. According to UNESCO, it is the universal symbol of culture. We ascend to the sacred rock and reveal to you the Orthodox Secret of the Parthenon

We go for a walk to the area around Acropolis. The Stoa of Attalos was for the Athenians a meeting place, a promenade and a commercial center of the time. Today, the Stoa operates as a museum, which displays the findings from the excavations of the Ancient Agora.

The church of the Holy Apostles is located in the Ancient Agora and is the only Orthodox temple still preserved in the archaeological site. It was built in the late 10th century and remains intact since its construction. It is a medieval-Byzantine temple of great historical value, the first of its so-called Athenian style. Today, the church of the Holy Apostles is characterized as a protected Byzantine monument and operates once a year, on the day of the 12 Apostles' meeting, June 30.

We are visiting the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for Culture, an area with buildings of the National Library of Greece, the National Opera House and the 210,000m² Park. We climb to the highest point the lighthouse with breathtaking views and explore the park. In the end, we make an evening walk in the center of the ornate Athens with the modern Christmas tree in Syntagma square.

We go for a another walk to the area around Acropolis. The Stoa of Attalos was for the Athenians a meeting place, a promenade and a commercial center of the time. Today, the Stoa operates as a museum, which displays the findings from the excavations of the Ancient Agora. The church of the Holy Apostles is located in the Ancient Agora and is the only Orthodox temple still preserved in the archaeological site. It was built in the late 10th century and remains intact since its construction. It is a medieval-Byzantine temple of great historical value, the first of its so-called Athenian style. Today, the church of the Holy Apostles is characterized as a protected Byzantine monument and operates once a year, on the day of the 12 Apostles' meeting, June 30.

The well-known Byzantine church of Kapnikareas is located on the most commercial street of the historic center of Athens, on Ermou Street. It is a very important 11th century Byzantine church. The church is dedicated to the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary and celebrates on November 21. A little further down we find the church of Agios Eleftherios located on the Metropolis Square, on the south side of the Cathedral of the Annunciation. The temple was probably built in the 12th century on the ruins of an ancient temple. We walk through downtown Athens admiring these magnificent temples.

Plaka is one of the most charming areas of Athens and one of Europe's oldest quarters that still captivates Greek and foreign visitors. Plaka, an invaluable treasure for Athens, with many pieces of Greek history with findings from ancient, Roman, Ottoman and Ottoman times. But apart from these, there are also many beautiful churches and churches with a particular historical, architectural and artistic interest. Many of them are located in Rizokastro, in the old, aristocratic district at the "Roots of the Castle" below the north side of the Acropolis. We take a walk to discover them.

Stroll through night Athens, the famous outdoor shops of Plaka and the Ancient Agora. In antiquity it was the administrative, philosophical, educational, social, cultural and mainly the economic center of the city. From there we have a wonderful view of the Acropolis. There is also the tower of winds, an impressive 12-meter-tall building. At the top of the roof there was in ancient times a brass windshield in the form of a Triton, which rotated pointing at one of the eight main winds.

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