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Changing of the guards in Athens

Constitution Square, Athens, Greece


The Changing of the Guards is a fun which you can watch every morning at 11 am in Syntagma Square. The bigger show with the official costumes is on Sundays at 11 am. The Presidential Guard (called Evzones or Tsoliades), constituted in 1868, is a special unit of the Hellenic Army, who guard the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Hellenic Parliament and the Presidential Mansion. Through the historical movement of Greece, the Evzones have become symbols of bravery and courage for the Greek people.

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Temple Erechtheion

Erechtheion, Athens


Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. It is notable for a design that is at once elegant and unusual. It was built between 421 BC and 407 BC, but it is believed to be a replacement for an older temple, since it is on the site of some of the most ancient and holy relics of the Athenians.

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Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece


Acropolis is probably the most famous and most visited monument in the world from the Antiquity times. Every year thousands of visitors from all over the world coming to admire this symbol of the Ancient Greek civilisation. On the rock of Acropolis there are several monuments from the Greek Antiquity , most of the monuments was build on the Prehistoric temples of the Sacred rock during the Golden age of Pericles of Athens during the 5th BC.

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Pathenon, Athens, Greece


Parthenon is one of the most most famous buildings of the world and if it was build some centuries before, then probably we would be talking about the 8 wonders of the world instead of 7. Its unique architecture inspired the architectural style of the western world. Universities, Public buildings, Palaces, Parliaments, libraries have been build inspired from the Dorian style and the Architecture of Parthenon.

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Temple of Hephaestus

Ancient agora of Athens, Greece


The Temple of Hephaestus and Athena was begun in 449 BC, just two years before the Parthenon. The project was sponsored by the Athenian politician Pericles and designed by an unknown architect whose handiwork can be seen throughout Attica. This temple was the first in Athens to be made of marble.

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Panathenaic Stadium

Leoforos Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens


The modern times restoration was conducted by G. Averof at the end of the 19th century, for the 1st Olympic Games in 1896. The Stadium was rebuilt with marble from Mt Penteli, the same kind that was used 2,400 years before, for the construction of the Parthenon on the Acropolis. It could now hold over 60,000 spectators. The total cost was 1 million GrD, a huge amount of money in those days.

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeod of Herodes Atticus, Athens 105 55


The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the south slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped amphitheater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive, cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000.

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