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Within the sprawling city of Athens it is easy to imagine the golden age of Greece when Pericles had the Parthenon (the most eminet monument of the ancient Greek architecture) built. When the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus. And when democracy brought all citizens together to decide their common fate on the Pnyx Hill.

Athens is built around the Acropolis and the pinnacled crag of Mt. Lycabettus, which the goddess Athena was siad to have dropped from the heavens as a bulwark to defend the city. (Athens currently has over four million inhabitants). The suburbs have covered the barren plain in all directions and the city is packed with lively taverns and bustling shops.

Dominating the Athenian landscape, the Acropolis is unsurpassed in its beauty, architectural splendor and historic importance. The entrance to the Acropolis is the Propylea (designed by Mnesycles, and constitutes an original architectural composition of great importance), which extends 150 feet adjoining the temple of Athena Nike or Wingless Victory (which was built from 430 to 424-3 BC). The Parthenon is situated on the highest part of the Acropolis and was built between 447 and 437 BC and reflects the values and the objectives of the Athenian State ath the time. It was here that modern democracy began its early foothold.

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ABOUT ATHENS
Athens Festival
Hadrian's Library
Profitis Ilias cave
Lusikrates Monument
Philopappos Monument
Church of Panaghia Gorgoepikoos
Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea
Church of Aghioi Theodoroi
The Eye-Clinic
Student Club of the University of Athens
Gazi (Gaz) Factory Workshops
Poulopoulos Old Hat-Factory
Office Building
The Parliament Building (Old Palace)
How Athens Got its Name
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ATHENS VIDEO GALLERY

Travel to Athens Video Gallery  - Athens Metro - A tour in the new Athens metro from Syntagma to Akropolis.  -  A video with duration 1 min 18 sec and a size of 985 Kb Travel to Athens Video Gallery  - Poseidon temple at Sounion - A tour at Poseidon temple at Sounion.  -  A video with duration 49 sec and a size of 633 Kb Travel to Athens Video Gallery  - Athens morning glory - Starting from Kesariani hill early in the moorning, spinning down to solar watch of Zappeion.  -  A video with duration 56 sec and a size of 721 Kb Travel to Athens Video Gallery  - Main avenues travelling - A car travelling through Athens main avenues in front of Athens library, Athens town hall, the old Parliament building and the Academy.  -  A video with duration 52 sec and a size of 670 Kb
 
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