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Greece, Athens
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Greek Parliament
The plain, neo-classical building, which is the Parliament of Greek today, was built between 1834-1838, as the palace of the first king. The monument of the Unknown Soldier , with two guards, called "Evzoni", who are the presidential guards.

Syntagma Square: Modern City

National Garden: The green lung in the center of the city

Panathinaikon Stadium
This marble stadium was built in the 4th century BC, with 70,000 spectators capacity. In 1896, the first modern Olympic games were held here.

Adrian's Gate
An impressive Roman monument of the city: It was built in 131 AD, with pentelic marble, to honor the Roman Emperor Adrian. It marked the border between the old and the new city of Athens.

Lycabettus
The highest hill of Athens (277 m) offers a fantastic view of Attica: The little chapel of St. George and the theatre in the north of the hill; a restaurant at the top;

Panepistimiou Street (El Venizelou)
El Venizelou Street, which is known as Panepistimiou Street, is one of the central roads of Athens. It is flanked by neo-classical buildings as:
"Ilio Melathron" (Palace of Troy). It used to be the house of Henrich Schlieman. "Academy", the highest spiritual institution of the country;
"University";
"National Library", with thousands of manuscripts and books;

Plaka
The neighborhood of Olympic Gods; The Monmartre of old Athens; Narrow roads leads to numerous jewelry, souvenir, leather and fur shops, coffee shops ans small picturesque squares.

Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a crowd busy port of the city, where a constant big bazaar takes place. Some columns of Adrian's library are in site; a mosque, which has been turned into a library and a small church are some of the interesting monuments of this place.

Psirri
Picturesque area, with strong local color, very close to Monastiraki square: Old nearly forgotten taverns, small weird shops, strollers and shoppers;

Kolonaki
An area of Athens stretching out at the foot of Lycabettus Hill, with big squares, shops, coffee shops and restaurants;

Areos' Park
It is founded in 1935. It is decorated with statues of heroes of the Greek war of independence (1821) against the Turks.

Attica Zoological Park

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