What drives the place.
Images of the city.
An Athens tradition.
This amazing city gets little respect from many. It does have its problems, but also its charms. (Essay and photos)
In a discussion list, several friends familiar with Athens listed their favorite places and activities in the city.
A short paragraph about current developments
General links to sites about Athens then and now.
Useful info for the traveler.
Athens Guide Books Worth reading.
Think we know more about building things then any generation before? Look at the "refinements" of the Parthenon and think again.
Roman Athens, Orthodox piety, and the place where the famous playwrights' work was performed in classical times.
Visit the Pnyx, the site of the ancient Assembly.
The temple of Olympian Zeus and other sites
Ancient cemetery; site of Pericles' funeral oration.
The city square - and the site of the law courts.
Ironically, all I have here is a gallery of photos.
Plato and Kaissariani.
A diverse city of museums, traffic jams, hospitality, balconies, ruins, government, views, outdoor dining, smog, music, protest rallies, immigrants and tourists.
A city of history - and not only classical history - lying next to modern life.
A walkable city, inexpensive to enjoy, rich in attractions, whose most precious attractions are often found by accident or in the moments of ordinary living.
A city where the Parthenon floats above it all, a symbol of democracy, and - if one knows history - of conflict and tragedy. A symbol of possibilities and problems that is reflected in the modern city.
A city many hate and urge you to avoid, but is so livable and interesting for the visitor who is willing to dig a little deeper.
An international city with people from around the world, while it remains distinctively Greek.
A city whose heart is the Plaka district at the foot of the Acropolis.
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