Athens (Athènes)

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: Athens, Greece.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, and is one of the world’s oldest cities, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years.Athens

Classical Athens

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: Athens.

Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.

Athens Weather

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: Athens, Greece.

Athens experiences a hot-summer, with extremely long periods of sunshine throughout the year and with the greatest amounts of precipitation mainly occurring from mid-October to mid-April; any precipitation is sparse during summer and it generally takes the form of showers and/or thunderstorms. Due to its location in a rain shadow because of Mount Parnitha the Athenian climate is much drier compared to most of the rest of Mediterranean Europe.

City of Athens

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: Athens, Greece.

The city of Athens contains a variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman, Neo-Classical, to modern. They are usually all found together in the same areas as Athens lacks a certain uniformity of architectural style. Many of the most prominent buildings of the city are either Greco-Roman or neo-classical in style. Some of the neo-classical buildings to be found are public buildings erected during the mid-nineteenth century under the guidance of Theophil Freiherr von Hansen and Ernst Ziller include the Athens Academy, Athens City Hall, Greek Parliament, Old Parliament (1875–1932) (Now the National Historical Museum), University of Athens, and Zappeion Hall

Archaeological research

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: Archaeology, Greece.

The city is one of the world’s main centres of archaeological research. Apart from national institutions, such as Athens University, the Archaeological Society, several archaeological Museums (including the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, the Epigraphic Museum, the Byzantine Museum, as well as museums at the ancient Agora, Acropolis, and Kerameikos), the city is also home to the Demokritos laboratory for Archaeometry as well as several regional and national archaeological authorities that form part of the Greek Department of Culture.

Rhodes to Athens ferry

By admin ~ February 12th, 2010. Filed under: Greece, Travel.

The Rhodes to Athens ferry is the ideal way to get from Athens to any island such as Rhodes. If you are on a low budget and have plenty of time on your hands. They are also a great way to make friends. The journey between Athens and Rhodes takes between 12 and 17 hours, depending on the type of ferry you are taking. There are two overnight ferries. The ferry schedule available on line is not very accurate. This is due to the fact that ferry companies submit their schedule to the Ministry of Merchant Marine weekly so what today is accurate, it might not be next week.