Athens Neighborhoods

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Athen’s history is not confined to its famous sights. Athens neighborhoods, at least those in which we spent much of our time, have their own historic monuments, in addition to their unique vibes, cultures and restaurants. Plaka Plaka, in the center of the city, is the oldest and longest continually inhabited neighborhood in the city. [Read more …]

Athens Greece: Archaeological Sites

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Almost everywhere in Athens you look, you can find remnants of former civilizations in Athens. This blog discusses some of the more interesting museums and archaeological sites that we found. National Archaeological Museum The National Archaeological Museum is an incredible collection that begins with Neolithic vases and figures and proceed through Hellenistic sculptures, covering all [Read more …]

Athens Greece: The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

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Tom has been fascinated by ancient Athens since his Western Civilization and his second and third philosophy Courses (on works by Plato and Aristotle, respectively). Although it was one of the first European destination we had visited (would you believe 1979?), we have not been back since. We finally returned, after a lapse of a [Read more …]