IV. Athens. Guest, you will be fine here! – Athens, Greece – Tourist Blog

I descend from the Acropolis with the feeling that I still missed something, I misunderstood, I did not see or accidentally passed by. But I have time to return, and let it be necessary to sacrifice one more root of a single input ticket.

And this is what a small group of tourists? Where they are leading personal (individual) guide? Faith in the "tail". From all foreign letters told by the guide, I understand only one thing – "Areopag". Immediately I remembered the phrase from the old joke: "And … so what are you …" Areopag ..


Little information has been preserved about the city of VII -VI century BC. NS. It is only known that the Acropolis for this time was already a place of cult of the goddess Athena – the patroness of the city and the place of stay of the rulers – Evpatridov. Folk assemblies were held at the front gate of the ancient city – propylene. And not far from the entrance, on the rocky hill of the Areopag, named so in honor of the god of the war of the Arey war, the Council of Elders of Knowledge Cities – Areopagitis was gathered.

Raise to the top of the modern staircase installed near the old, cut down in the rock. Joking "for a minute", lingered almost for a couple of hours. No, there are no attractions, buildings or ruins on the aropag, but the view that opens from the top platform is simply awesome. Ancient Agora, Stao Attala, city … everything is like a palm.

Agora. Approximately in the second half of the VI in. to N. NS. At Agora, the temples of Apollo and Zeus, the Againe, the Altar of the Twelve Gods, who served asylum served for the wanderers, a nine-total fountain – EnneaKrunos. Lowned water pipes laid along acropolis slopes, provided the city with water. A little later, a boolean was built (Board of the Council), next to him – the temple of the Mother of God. The remains of these structures were found by the archaeologists of the Millennium later. Now they make little eyes, and fantasies sometimes lacks to present the time when the "gods" lived among people.

Town. The desire of the pericles (V century BC.NS.) Not limited to the creation of a unique ******** on the Acropolis. The city was also stiguously built. On the ruins of Agora, destroyed by Persians, are building new buildings: so, on the once central market square of Athens, the temple of God the fire – Hephaesta. A number of public buildings are built: new boilsters, strategic, indoor galleries, new fountains. A new port is built in the city – Piraeus. And Agora again becomes the center of urban life and the Center for Trade.

Stas Attala. Was built in the second century BC.NS. Two-storey building of the shopping center, with "boutiques" of that time and a large pleasure zone. Destroyed and restored again. Today there is a museum *, where items found by archaeologists in the excavations of ancient Agora are stored.

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But not only these amazing creations appeared before gaze. Modern temples, school, park, small plot (piece) ground subway and city itself with old and just old quarters, small modern buildings, narrow street streets.

There was still not the attention that students of the local school located at the foot of the Mountain of Areopag, they love Syo. Either a big change, or fled from the lesson, it does not matter. Conveniently settled on the ledge of a large stone, eating sandwiches brought from home, drinking off somewhere around the proxy, while something very violent discussing. Some time later, having gathered all the "dirty" dishes in one package, picking up their cigarettes, slowly removed in the "Temple of Knowledge", carrying a bag with trash.

It seems to me too, go home, in the hotel. I feel that we are tired and morally and physically. And I want to eat. Having descended from the Areopague, returning to the southern slope of the Acropolis, the location of the accumulation of all sightseeing buses, numerous excursion groups and celebrating tourists.

Along the Colonnade of Eugene, then on the most expensive Athens Street, past the new museum, weave to countless restaurants and restaurants, cafes and taverns located between the Acropolia and the Acropolis metro station.

While student tags studied (and they were quite acceptable), drew attention to how customers are serviced in a cafe. Such efficiency is possible only in one case: when "order" is ready, it remains only to warm it in the microwave. A similar type of fast food was unambiguously satisfied with me, and I, gathering the balance of strength in a bunch, went to search for another catering point.

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