MEET THE GREEK GODS

From god of the sky ZEUS to god of underworld HADES till goddess of wisdom war ATHENA meet all the mythological figures in the capital of Greece, Athens. The heart of ancient Greece filled with culture, mythological tales, museums, temples and adventure.

National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity . The Mask of Agamemnon, a gold funeral mask (dated 1550–1500 BC), Gold elliptical funeral diadems from Shaft Grave III, and Mycenean gold cups from the Collections Section Rooms Sample inventories Prehistoric Collection.The bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon, Varvakeios Athena, replica of Athena Parthenos from the Sculptures Collection. and more collections including Cycladic art collection,Mycenean art collection Heinrich Schliemann finds and Egyptian Art collection. looks like a lot of gold, art and history.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The building was completed in 161 AD and then renovated in 1950. it has been the main venue of the Athens Festival. which runs from May through October each year, featuring a variety of acclaimed Greek as well as International performances.

Parthenon

The Parthenon is a former temple, on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the zenith of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and western civilization,and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. The Greek Ministry of Culture is currently carrying out a programme of selective restoration and reconstruction to ensure the stability of the partially ruined structure. Get well soon beauty!

Temple of Hephaestus

The twine of the great The Parthenon. Hephaestus is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built. It is a Doric peripteral temple, and is located at the north-west side of the Agora of Athens, on top of the Agoraios Kolonos hill. From the 7th century until 1834, it served as the Greek Orthodox church of Saint George Akamates. The building’s condition has been maintained due to its history of varied use.

Church of the Holy Apostles

The church is particularly significant as the only monument in the Agora, other than the Temple of Hephaestus, to survive intact since its foundation, and for its architecture: it was the first significant church of the middle Byzantine period in Athens, and marks the beginning of the so-called “Athenian type”, successfully combining the simple four-pier with the cross-in-square forms. The church was built partly over a 2nd-century nymphaion, and was restored to its original form between 1954 and 1957.

From evidence of various repairs and reconstructions, four distinct building phases can be distinguished. The original floor plan is a cross with apses on four sides and a narthex on the west side, with four columns supporting a dome. The altar and floor were originally of marble. Tiles on the outer walls have Kufic-like decorative patterns.

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