Athens's ancient history dates back more than 5,000 years ago. In the 8th century BC, Athens became the capital of the united kingdom of Attica. Though most of the houses were made of mud and straw and the streets were not covered, it was the first place in the world to know and use democracy in Cleisthenes in the 5th century BC. The city was an important theater and art center. This ancient history and cultural influence will attract more travelers to vacation in Greece.
For example, Kerameikos is usually not accepted by many who go to Greece. This ancient place was the center of ceramic production in ancient Athens. However, the area became an important ancient burial site dating back to the 5th century AD. Another important historical site in Greece is Agora, being the city's commercial center for more than 500 years from the 2nd to the 3rd centuries until the 3rd century. This is where traders produce salt, oil, wheat and many other products that they sell in ancient times. This historic site includes many temples and many ancient structures.
For example, in Athens, the Olympic Zeus Temple can be discovered. One of the largest and most impressive churches in the country, this huge building was completed over a period of more than 7 centuries from the 5th to 5th centuries until the 2nd century BC. The only remaining part of the former glorious church consists of 15 marble marble columns. In the 4th century BC, the Erechtheum of Athens is another remarkable historical site that sometimes travels to Greece. This is a rare example of Greek churches chose to worship the Polias god.
While in Athens, tourists enjoy the freedom of in Greece they will never miss Plaka, the region is under the acropolis of Athens. This popular neighborhood walk is extremely enjoyable as it embodies the traditional culture and heritage of Greece.
The most important and popular contemporary monument in Athens has often visited a number of tourists traveling to Greece, Syntagma Square. The most significant constructions of the square include the construction of the Unknown Soldier and the rotation of guard guards. There is a Greek Parliament building and much more to experience and enjoy it.
An important place to travel to Greece is the National Museum of Athens. The museum's demonstrations illustrate the long period of ancient Greek history from prehistoric times. It is also considered one of the largest and most beautiful museums in the world. In 1829, large collections of the various epochs were founded in the museum.
Do you love museums where antiques are located in the finest atmosphere? Visit of the Byzantine Christian Museum in Athens is recommended! This museum is one of the largest in Europe that illustrates the wonderful art of the Byzantine period. The displays include dresses, icons, motifs and some of the great part of the Byzantine churches in Romania from different parts of Greece.
Source by Medhat Elsergany