Visit the legendary Acropolis, a 5th century BC temple complex in Athens. Make your way to the Parthenon, a world famous temple that rests on the rocky outcrop of the Acropolis. Further admire Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
There are 6 Meteora monasteries perched on the huge cliffs people can visit today. Serene, spiritual, magical, mystical, extraordinary, breathtaking, immense, inspiring, impressive. These are only some of the words people very often use in an effort to describe the Meteora monasteries. Visit Meteora, even if your interests are not deeply religious. It is the only way to enrich your feelings of spirituality that this area already exudes, no matter how long or brief your sojourn in our beautiful land.
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According to mythology, the hill was shaped by a rock which Athena was carrying from Pentelis, on her way to Acropolis, aiming to make a small intervention in her temple and raise its height a little. On the road she heard the news about Kekrop’s daughters, that they had opened the basket, which she had trusted them to guard- in it were Erichthonius. The Goddess got upset, the rock fell off her hands, and became what Athenians would later call the Hill of Lycabettus.
Old and new Athens converge in Monastiraki. The metro disgorges passengers on Adrianou, a street that is the flea market's main artery but was also part of the ancient city. The city’s historical layers and the area’s traditionally diverse communities align here: look up from the square towards the Acropolis and your line of sight crosses both a mosque and a Byzantine church. Monastiraki, or ‘little Monastery’, is named after a monastic compound that once occupied the site. Today, all that’s left is the small 10th-century Pantanassa basilica on the square.