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Athens back then

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Athens back then AthensAthens is truly a historical city- it has existed for the last 3000 years and still fascinates many. Ancient Greece strikes up in one's imagination the vivid imagery associated with Greek mythology, that of  tales of gods and the goddesses once revered in that culture. Proof of this are the temples that had been built out of love, awe and fear of these deities such as those in the Acropolis and those of Zeus and Poseidon. These statues still stand today despite the fact that Athenians are now largely Orthodox Christians.

 

Athens progressed through distinct historical phases. Athens has never existed in isolation and constantly had to confront other empires and entities be they the Spartans, the Persians, the Romans, the Byzantines or the Ottomans. Each of these interactions left an indelible mark on Athens. This is manifested in the architecture and the constructed monuments of the time, for example Roman Emperor Hadrian's ambitious building projects as well as in the arts and crafts well preserved from that time such as the frescoes from the Byzantine era on display in the museums of Athens.

 

Athens gained independence from the Ottomans in the 1820s-30s. Since then it has continued to flourish and has added to itself  in the form of the Presidential Palace, the University of Athens and the National Gardens.

 

 

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Transportation/Getting Around

Trams
Tickets can be bought from kiosks throught the city.   Timings: 5 A.M- 12 A.M.
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Metro
Athen's Metro network is relatively new. It is, however, very efficient. This newer network ...
Taxi
Athen's streets are dotted with taxis, a popular mode of travel amongst locals and tourists alike. ...
Buses
Buses are not the easiest mode of travel in Athens. Figuring out which bus to take is time ...
Driving tips
Drivers should carry with them at all times an International Driving License. They should have at ...
Car for hire
Hiring a car is not advisable since traffic is chaotic in Athens and traffic jams are not an ...