The heart of present day Athens is fashionable Plateia Syntagmatos which lies below the imposing mass of the Old Royal Palace. Plateia Syntagmatos, which translated means Constitution Square, commemorates the constitution granted by Othon I in a proclamation from the balcony of the Palace on the night of 3rd September 1843. The Old Royal Palace,… Read More »
Athens is the most important of all the cities in Greece both because of its rich history and because of its current importance in the political life, and cultural life of Greece.
Athens is the pre-eminent city of Greece and the main arrival destination. No city mixes history and a chaotic energy better than Athens. Athens
The space around the Parthenon was replete with sacred objects and votive offerings. In the area between the temple of Athena and the Erechtheion, Pausanias reported the small shrine of the seed-bearing Earth where there was a statue of this minor divinity appealing to Zeus for rain. In grid Attica, drought was always one of… Read More »
During 480 and 479 BC the Persians, under King Xerxes attempted the subjugation of Greece, and burned Athens before being forced to retreat. When the Athenians, who had been evacuated from the city, returned, they found that all the fine buildings on the Acropolis had been laid waste. At first they determined not to rebuild… Read More »