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ATHENS

The historical capital of Greece, just the name of Athens awakes memories of ancient times and civilizations. Here was the birth of Democracy where the ancient Greek civilization reached its peak. In now days Athens is a large city with all the characteristics of a typical European city. A visitor especially a foreigner, even if he is only passing through on his or her way to an island or another area of inland Greece, to explore Athens and see up close and personal the wonderful sites and scenic views. Of course they will not failed to pay a visit to the Acropolis, where all the civilizations of the world worship this monument of extreme beauty in architecture and size. There you will find the Parthenon the symbol of our country and known all over the world. Afterwards they can visit the Parliament House (Vouli), the Shrine of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Estate, the Politehnio (University of Technology), the Panathinaiko Stadium where the Olympic Games of 1896 were held, Likavito, Keramiko, the Roman Market, and the hill of Filopappou. After visiting what seems to be a never-ending collection of historical monuments, there is also the quaint Monastiraki, with its second hand shops and types of folk art pieces, and Plaka the oldest and most scenic in Athens, with its neoclassic houses, restaurants and taverns, an oasis in amidst a fast paced city. Visiting the museums is a must; there is the museum of Acropolis, the National Archeological Museum, the Historical and Ethnic at the Old Parliament House and the National Art Gallery. There are many hotels for every budget and taste, and also from Piraeus there are connecting ferries to all the islands of the Aegean.
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