Let's start this little visit of Athens with the Parlement, Vouli ton Ellinon.
The Old Parlement
Such a colorful and beautiful garden!
Inside Zappeion, in the National Gardens
The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro (beautiful marble), is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. After being refurbished, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was the venue for 4 of the 9 sports. It was used for various purposes in the 20th century and was once again used an Olympic venue in 2004. It is the finishing point for the annual Athens Classic Marathon. It is the last venue in Greece from where the Olympic flame handover ceremony to the host nation takes place.
National Library of Greece
Academy of Athens
University of Athens
Agii Apostoli Solaki Church
Athens from the Acropolis
Time to go to the Acropolis and see the famous Parthenon!
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power.
Acropolis by Night
Let's continue the visit with the beautiful churches of Athens.
Inside the Church of St. Catherine
Cathedral of Athens
Streets of Athens
Let's go to the Peloponnese, a little bit outside of Athens.
The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former peninsula an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships.
Theater of Argos
The Theater of Argos , with a capacity of around 20000, was one of the largest ancient theaters in Greece. It was built in the early 3rd century BC.
The Lion Gate
The Lion Gate was the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, southern Greece. It was erected during the 13th century BC in the northwest side of the acropolis and is named after the relief sculpture of two lionesses or lions in a heraldic pose that stands above the entrance. The Lion Gate is the sole surviving monumental piece of Mycenaean sculpture, as well as the largest sculpture in the prehistoric Aegean.
The Tomb of Agamemnon
The Tomb of Agamemnon is the best preserved of the ancient 'beehive' tombs at Mycenae in Greece. It is also known as the Treasury of Atreus. Constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC.
Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. I was in love with the streets of this city!
All Stars Arena O.A.K.A
The Olympic Stadium of Athens, built for the last Olympic Games is a true jewel of architecture!
Having fun with my friend Mary inside it! (click on her name for more beautiful pictures of Athens)
The highest place of Athens, let's climb there and watch the best view on the city!
Athens by Night
Bye bye Athens, it was a pleasure to discovered you, I hope to see you soon!