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The Long Walk to the Ruins of Athens

Have you ever asked why Greece is considered as the cradle of ancient civilization? It is when the Greeks became victorious during the Persian war led by Alexander the Great, and that preserved their civilization, architecture, sculpture, theater, the Olympic games, especially democracy and philosophy. 1,214 more words

Afoot And Lighthearted


In the  morning we boarded again the amazing Blue Star Ferry for a 4 hour cruise to the port of Piraeus in Athens. The Port of Piraeus served as the port of Athens since the ancient times. 551 more words


Final departure

Day 31 – Sunday 28th August – Athens (0km)

Today marked the beginning of my way home. My sister and Alex were taking a ferry to Santorini in the afternoon to spend their rest of their holidays in the islands, and I was supposed to start my way back. 182 more words



“Maid of Athens, ere we part, Give, oh give me back my heart!”  – Lord Byron 798 more words



A wonderful day spent walking the narrow streets in Monastiraki, lunch at Manas Kouzina in St. Irene’s Square, a walk through Thissio, which is always lively with vendors selling their wares and numerous cafes, and continuing with a roadtrip as we made our way to Salamina Island. 85 more words

Hadrian's Library in Athens, Greece

I’m a complete sucker for just about any kind of historical site, so I spent a couple of days visiting as many as I could during my stay in Athens. 98 more words

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Best of Athens: What to do with one full day

While we were initially supposed to have nearly 2 days and 3 nights in Athens, we unfortunately ran into some flight issues in Paris with… 1,608 more words