About Athens

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The National Garden or the Royal garden, as it used to be called, is a wide expanse of pure serene beauty that lulls one’s wearied mind with its aesthetic sense. Situated in right in the middle of the concrete jungle of Athens, this garden that once went by the name of King’s garden is the best place to spend a quiet, calm evening. It features not only tropical beauty but also ruins of ancient Athens and also a large population of ducks. It comprises of plants and flowers from all over the world. Not only this, the garden also has … Continue reading

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When in Athens, taxis can be a cheap way of touring around the city provided you do not get stuck in a traffic jam. Canary yellow taxis are a common sight in Athens for which the starting fee is €1, after which the meter ticks up at €0.34/km (“rate 1″) or €0.64/km (“rate 2″), with a minimum fare of €3.10. The tariff rates in Athens go as: 1 – Means normal tariff and it should be used 18 hours a day from 6:00 am – 12:00 am 2- Night Tariff – It should be used between 12:01 am – 5:59 … Continue reading

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In the ancient times, Agora happened to be the seat of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice of Athens. It was only early in the 6th century, in the time of Solon, that Agora became a public area. During this time Peisistratus removed the other houses, closed wells, and made it the centre of Athenian government. He also built a drainage system, fountains and a temple to the Olympian gods. Cimon later improved the agora by constructing new buildings and planting trees. In the 5th century BC there were temples … Continue reading

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Standing amidst the hustle and bustle of the city life of Athens, is the Cape Sounion in Attica which mermerizes the tourists with its serene beauty. The area takes pride in its temple of Poseidon which stands overlooking the sea. You have to make your way up the hill through gift shops and a restaurant to this residence of Lord Poseidon. The statue of Poseidon is now in the safe hands of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, but the temple makes the presence of the Lord felt and it seems that the Temple of Poseidon, with its magnificent view … Continue reading

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Notoriously known as the concrete jungle, Athens, the capital of Greece, however, has no dearth of green spots where people can seek solace and refuse from the fast pace of urban life. In fact, if you take a walk in the area around the Acropolis and the large Philopapou Hill, located at a short distance away, you might as well get a feel of being in a forest. Let us take a look at some significant parks and gardens of Athens: Philopappos Hill: Philopappos was the grandson of the King of Commagene and a well-known donor of the city, having … Continue reading

In and around Athens

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Kifissia 1 Hotels

Metaxourgeio 6 Hotels

Psiri 6 Hotels