World-renowned and truly a remarkable man of talent and integrity, Mikis Theodorakis has composed over 1000 songs, written heartbreakingly beautiful music and been awarded the 'Lenin Peace Prize'. Politically active and a man of deep conviction, he has also demonstrated the power of music to bring unity where there is discord. He is a legend of the Greek music scene, and, at the age of 93, he is living proof that abiding by one’s convictions and striving for the common good is, in effect, an elixir for longevity.
The almost 2,500-year-old Parthenon inspires and bewitches. Who could remain unaffected by its pediments and columns, its reverential view over the city of Athens and its magnificently rich heritage that consists of stony resistance in the face of unending challenges? But perhaps there is still more to learn about the Parthenon in the entrails of history. Here are ten facts (plus one) about the imposing monument of Parthenon that we hope will interest and inspire you.
As soon as you book your flights to Athens, you dream of getting to visit the most fascinating archaeological site of Greece, and probably the whole world. The Acropolis never fails to steal the heart and leave in awe each of its visitors with its beauty, grandeur, and rich history. While climbing up the imposing rock, you will get to discover the legendary tales behind each corner and watch the ancient Greek world come to life. Here, we present to you the ultimate guide to the Acropolis and some visitors' tips that will help you enjoy your Acropolis experience to the fullest.
Do you plan on visiting Greece for its staggering ancient history and culture but you don’t know which archaeological sites and Greece attractions you should visit first? Here is a list of the most important historical sites in Greece which are definitely worth your time! Athens may well be the cradle of Democracy and Western civilization, but there are other places in Greece which host must-see archeological gems as well!
If you are one of those people who love observing the buildings while walking the streets of a foreign city, this list will be a treat! There are numerous remarkable buildings in Athens, but you have to know where to look for them. So, here is a list of 15 outstanding buildings in our city that we believe will give you a better insight into Athens' secrets!
The citable of Athens was wisely chosen to be built on the top of the hill it is still found today, with the location having significant strategic importance; apart from being the city’s higher point, it was also surrounded by three hills that offered protection: Pnyka hill, Areopagus (Mars Hill) and Philopappou hill. Each hill had its own importance during ancient times, along with a myth associated with it. Those myths have stood the test of time, and have survived to this day
It is known that Halcyon days refer to the warm days during winter time, but only a few people have heard of the myth of Alkyone – the myth behind the Halcyon days, which is part of the fascinating world of Greek mythology and reminds us that there is always enough space for good vibes in our lives, even during the toughest of times.