GREECE, WHERE EVERY SALAD IS A GREEK SALAD
october 18 to 22, 2015
Greece was one of the more expensive countries during this trip, and a bit of a splurge in comparison to the last few countries I'd travelled. Many people believe travelling there right now would be very inexpensive because the economy is struggling but, this is not the case. The tourism prices still remain the same it seems or at least close enough to their previous price that it was hard for me to notice receiving any reduction for hostels, attractions, and restaurants. The struggle could maybe be seen a bit at the grocery store or at small shops, but hardly so.
October 18 to 20, 2015
October 20 to 22, 2015
The temple of olympian zeus and the panathenaic stadium
The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro, hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. In the area that surrounds it there are a number of statues portraying different traditional Olympic events. You can enter the stadium for a fee or see it from outside as we did.
Even the Subway stations in Athens offer a trip to the past
Theatre of Dionysus, The Odeon of Herodes Atticus & The Roman Agora
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a large stone theatre built on a southern slope of the Acropolis. It was built in 161 AD and had a capacity of 5000 people.
THe Acropolis of athens
There is evidence the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth century BCE but the major buildings of the Acopolis were built around 495-429 BCE. Other buildings of importance on the hillside include the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Many statues, stones, and more, during Ottoman rule, were sold to the British Museum by Earl Elgin in 1800, the collection is known as the Elgin Marbles and the Greek government is currently trying to get these artifacts back and add them to their already impressive Museum of the Acropolis.
The ancient agora of athens
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