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Athens, paradise of gods
Ancient ruins and strong Feta
It seems that we will need a lifetime to see all the magnificent places on this planet, but maybe it's enough just to start with some, Athens, the oldest masterpieces of this world. Greeks have the most impressive and interesting past ever, with all the mythology and gods that are just topping the delicious ancient cake of this nation. Once you put your feet on this land, you will be amazed by its aquamarine coastline, bleached white house and ancient ruins, extremely welcoming people and a very strong feta cheese. It's truly place of Gods, arts, history and a lot of gossiping accompanied with great coffee.
They don't rush in here, and so shouldn't you, enjoy, go with the flow, this city did not stop renew its beauty with the Olympics back in 2004, they continue to fix what's need to be fixed and sparkle the places needed to be sparkled. Actually the Olympic games have improved the better life in here, a lot of buildings have been renovated, and big projects have been carried out. You will be amazed about this place, feeling like walking back in the past, with temples, rising above Athens, magnificent Acropolis standing still, all that mixed with the modern metropolis life. It has become so much more wealthier and even more important, it's an open air museum, that is must to be conquered.
The most beautiful detail about Athens is that the cars are actually banished from the ancient sites, it has become the longest most stunning pedestrian promenade in europe. You might think, what's so special about it, but once you have silence and peace, only then you can enjoy the true beauty of this laid back paradise.
Most of the visitors have love and hate relation with Athens, consider that almost half of the Greek population lives in here, making the traffic incredibly chaotic and the smog seems to never back off. But once you land in here, you will feel that you are actually walking on a sacred ground. Athens is fascinating, being one of the oldest cities in the world, with important treasures like Agora and Acropolis. The whole area around Acropolis, Plaka also the main shopping street are pedestrianized now.
Athen's history is probably one of the most interesting one, it's very often mentioned in Greek mythology, the Athenians believed that they originally came from Attica, they were not immigrated people. It's a city of gods, also famous with many historical personalities who were born here. Socrates wandered the streets of Athens, discussing philosophical questions with people he met on the way...even if Athens was not always the most important city in Greece, and the greatest rival was always Sparta and the Persians. However Athens is the oldest city in Europe, being very safe safe and lively, carrying a unique grace and one of the most beautiful souls.
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