MIAMI, April 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What sounds better than a summer trip to one of the most famous cities on earth, the Greek paradise known as Athens? This legendary city has recorded history from over 3,400 years ago, and is revered as the birthplace of democracy, the Olympics, Alexander the Great, and the cradle of Western Civilization. So pack your bags and call a taxi, as First Choice Travel explores Athens!
- The Acropolis
First Choice Travel first takes a look at the legendary Acropolis. The highest point in Athens, acropolis is literally translated as "highest point" in Greek. The hill that the acropolis sits on has had inhabitants dating back to the fourth millennium BC, it wasn't until Pericles in the fifth century BC when the famous landmarks began to be designed and constructed. On top of this massive hill features four of the most famous Athenian landmarks: the Parthenon (which we'll get into more later), the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Each of these can be viewed with guided tours, learning about this history of the area, its significance to the Greek empire, and how it has helped to influence modern civilization.
- The Parthenon
First Choice Travel loves the Acropolis, but thinks the Parthenon deserves special mention. One of the "Seven Wonders of the Classical World", this temple dedicated to Athena is considered the high point in Greek art, and one of the greatest cultural monuments on Earth. Construction on this grand building began in 447 BC, and was finished in 438 BC. It has an unbelievable history, including its conversion to a mosque after the conquering of Greece by the Ottoman Turks in the late 1400's, as well as multiple explosions, wars, and robberies. Present day, the Greek government is hard at working bring the Parthenon back to its classical form, including the return of classic sculptures featured at the British Museum.
Tourists can have a guided tour where they can learn about the history of this ancient structure, including the many sculptures and brilliant Greek architecture that the Parthenon provides. Be sure to check out the lonic frieze surrounding the inside walls of the Parthenon, as well as the pediments on the top of the exterior of the building, which tell stories about famous events in ancient Athenian history.
These are only two of many attractions in one of the most ancient and awe inspiring cities on Earth. You can also visit the Plaka neighborhood, the agora, and temple of Zeus. Whatever you decide to do in Athens, the best way to book your trip and tours is through First Choice Travel, the leader in ultimate vacations and long lasting memories. Happy travels, and enjoy Greece! For more information please visit http://www.firstchoicefortravel.com
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