Category Archives: About Athens

Acropolis of Athens – A Marvelous Achievement of Greek Civilization

A precious success of the golden age of Greek civilization, the magnificent complex Doric temple known as the Parthenon is the largest structure built in Greece, and it has crowned the top point of the city skyline (Acropolis means “upper town”) since the 5th century B.C. The amazing Acropolis is perched upon a limestone mount… Read More »

The Many Athens of the World

Athens is one of the largest city of Greece but it also one of the world’s most important cities because of it’s world heritage. It’s history has been recorded almost to 3,500 years. It is a city that for thousands of years has been a city of art, culture, literature, philosophy and history. It is… Read More »

Athens – The City Other Places Want to Be

The writer Charles Caleb Colton once said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and this saying has now found its way in to common usage. Its message is clear and almost undeniable – and something that must make Athens feel a proud city. The capital of Greece – and the country’s largest city… Read More »

The Story of Daedalus from Athens

Athens is the cradle of man’s history and has many national monuments which represent the artistic, religious, and cultural knowledge we had three thousand years ago. There have been many famous knowledgeable men who have contributed to world knowledge, who came from Greece. One such man was Daedalus, the grandson of King Erechtheus. This was… Read More »

Daedalos in Athens and Crete

The Athenians have presented the world with many famous savants, who have contributed much to the development of human knowledge. The earliest known was Daedalos, the grandson of King Erechtheos. Like Leonardo da Vinci centuries later, he seems to have been an all-round genius: inventor, craftsman and architect.