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PLEASE BE PATIENT - Many pics, may take some time to DL but worth it for those interested in Athens.... ;)


One of the worlds oldest cities, labled the "Cradle of Western Civilization" this city has seen many periods, many highs, many strifes, and has contunied through it all. From Classical Greece through the Roman Empire, to Byzantine Empire to Ottoman Empire (and subsequent downhill degrade to a small village) to it's modern revival in the 1900's..... And now after the year 2004 and the Olympics, Athens is a new renovated city.... it recieved such a face lift and much needed restoration, which is still ongoing (much to the delight of Athenians and visitors alike). People who visit after the year 2004, and were last in Athens many years ago say they don't even recognize it, it's like a new city....


Here is a presentation of Athens itself, rare photos taken by george_ts of the Greek forum (Hellenic Agora) of regular squares, street scenes and buildings of Athens.... I hope you enjoy.



Historic Area (plaka) and various other areas










Athens transport







notice the "koukla" (cute girl bottom right) ;)

































































Inside tram









 

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And now ofcourse - what would an Athens thread be without the magical and historical ACROPOLIS. :) Some views of, and from it, looking out at this historic city of Greece.....


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And a glimpse to it's modern side and business area + new public transport system(s) soon to come in the next few days........


 
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