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Athens - first impression, Greece

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 15th of May, 2008

I've never seen such a different city before that time. On the one hand there was everything historical and full of antique things, on the other hand the place was very dirty and spoiled sometimes, mainly if you went away from the tourist places.

Today it's not so bad any more, like friends told me, but it's still not in perfect condition in the city. Besides that, there are amazing things you must visit, and for which you probably came to the city.

 

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Holiday in Greece on 1994 - overview

1. Aug 3, 1994 Athens - first impression (Athens)  (* 7)
2. Aug 4, 1994 Short visit in Corinth (Corinth)  (* 10)
3. Aug 4, 1994 Break at Nafplion (Nafplion)
4. Aug 7, 1994 Daytrip to Argos (Argos)
5. Aug 8, 1994 Daytrip to the ancient Mykene (Mikinai)
6. Aug 9, 1994 Vacation in Nafplion (Nafplion)
7. Aug 10, 1994 Short visit in Tripolis (Tripolis)
8. Aug 12, 1994 Beach brake at Kaiafa (Kaiafa)  (* 1)
9. Aug 16, 1994 Not amazed by Patras (Patras)
10. Aug 19, 1994 What to see in Santorini (Thira)
11. Aug 20, 1994 Short visit to Crete (Heraklion)  (* 8)
12. Aug 23, 1994 The attractions of Matala (Matala)

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Athens History

Athens, GreeceFollowing the fall of Mycenaean civilization during the early Iron Age or around 1100 to 900 BC, the Dorians invaded Greece—to which we call Dorian Invasion. The start of historical period was around 900 to 700 BC when Greek city states start to develop—Athens, Corinth, and Sparta.  People started creating pots and were brought back to writing, hence, the term historical period.  It was during this time that Homer was known in the Greek world, having written epic poems like Iliad and Odyssey. ... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Athens

My third trip in Athens - Jun 24, 2009, by angel
This was the second guided trip we chose. We had to be on the bus at 12:30 a.m. but even with this early start we reached Athens, the capital of Greece only at about 7:30 a.m. Our first stop was the city's harbor where we made some photos... Read more »

What to visit in Athens - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
Athens as a city, is a big fat man, who's dirty and not able to move. Culture of course you can have there a lot, for example with the Parthenon, the Agora and so on. You can spend days there, only visiting ancient Greek places and... Read more »

Don't miss it in Athens - Apr 15, 2009, by cipristb
Probably the main point of atraction when you visit Greece capital, Athens, may by the Acropolis where the visitors can see the Parthenon. The Acropolis has become during the time a Greek simbol. It is situated in the center of Athens, at... Read more »

 
 

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