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Athens Marathon is the main event of the city, at least for November. The city welcomes tens of thousands of guests on November 10th 2019. The 2019 runners number is up to 60,000 people which is a remarkable number for the city that named the race. What a Marathon visit can do in Plaka and...
Hadrian was a Roman emperor who respected Greek culture and focused on Athens in many ways. During his reign, the vast project of the Olympian Zeus temple was completed, a project that had initially started from Peisistratus times, and which last columns you can see today standing. Moreover, Hadrian funded the expansion of Athens’ Agora,...
Which are the top Athens’ dangers for a tourist? Like every destination everywhere around the planet, Athens has its dangers. Not many, but they exist. Here are some, thankfully not so important! Be careful of the so-called “pilots“. These are persons who get into conversation with you asking something neutral, like time or lighter and...
Above from Plaka or Plaka from above? In case you are not in Athens in September so you cannot get to Athens Flying Week, do you wonder which is the relation of Plaka and Athens? Acropolis and Plaka? Plaka and Anafiotika? Here are some videos that have the streets and hills of Athens! Are you...
How orthodox are you? Everybody knows that Greeks are – or better became- Christian Orthodox. Especially in Orthodox Plaka you may explore a fantastic scenery of sacred monuments, built in 11th century, during Athens’ last period of glory. After that period, Athens was occupied by Latins and Ottomans, till the final liberation of the city...
Plaka and gifts  No matter where you are at Athens and Plaka, you can easily find a shop offering products  and souvenirs, that could be magnificent gifts. Things to wear, to eat, drink, to use. Greeks generally do not invest a lot in their brands internationally- due to the fact that Greek businesses are quite...
How a street can be famous Plaka as a neighbourhood was built onto the ancient paths that existed in Athens, even among ruins. Moreover, the new Athens plan that was made from foreign architects, young people, just finished their studies at that time, who wanted to builf their fame together with the new capital of...
Hadrian in Athens When Emperor Hadrian arrived to Athens, while the city’s Roman period, he was astonished by the city’s beauty and glory. At 131 AD he completed the construction of one of the biggest temples of the antiquity, whose remains we can visit today at the archaeological place of Olympeion. The modern site is...
Athens and ceramics How much are ceramics related to Athens wealth of classical antiquity? it’s global supremacy was founded on the basis of two factors: its olive oil production and exports, but also its stable monetary system. Kerameikos area was the ancient source of craftmanship, where athenian designers and workers created amazing objects, both in...
Welcome to the old city of Athens Everybody knows Athens as the birthplace of democracy, and Plaka as a tourist trap! Well, there are some points in both sentences, but we are here to discover the truth! So, dear reader, welcome to Plaka and its famous streets, near Monastiraki and Psirri. Here you can find...
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