Travel Greece, and experience it’s ancient buildings and cultural history. You will enjoy some of the finest ancient sites, including the Acropolis. Situated on the Southeast area of Turkey. Long since regarded as one of world’s oldest nations, Greece is a Country made up of many lovely Islands and is famed for many of today’s Worldwide traditions. The most famous being the The Olympic Games, held every 4 years in the winning bid Country – The Next to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.
Also famous for the Marathon Run, now held all over the World, originated from Greece? It dates back as far as 490 BC, when a battle at Marathon was taking place between the Athenian army, and the invading Persian army. The Athenian army won, despite being out number by around 10-1. General Miltiades sent a messenger to Athens to inform the city of it’s victory. Hence the first marathon was born. This historic event is commemorated today by hundreds of marathons being held each year all over the World.
Greece’s capital is Athens, and it is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe. It’s name was taken from the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena. Why not travel Greece and make Athens your first stop. It is a city full of historical cultural heritage, with the remains of some famous ancient buildings. Athens was also the home of some of the worlds oldest Philosophers, Socrates, Aristotle and Plato.
If you decide to travel to Greece, and the capital is your destination. You won’t be short of things to do and places to see. Here are just a few attractions you can enjoy in this area of Greece.
Travel Greece – See These Popular Places.
Experience the Beautiful Beach Area in Marathon.
Schinias Beach at Marathon – Schinias, Marathon, Athens.
Located within an hour of central Athens. Schinias Beach is known for being one of the most beach areas of Greece. It is close to Marathon with it’s main attraction being the picturesque coastal of pine forest. This is an excellent spot for a day trip and a relaxing day.
Visit One of the Most Popular Tourist Attractions.
Acropolis – Dionysiou Areopagitou St Athens.
The Acropolis consists of several temples. The most magnificent temple is Parthenon, which is dedicated to the Goddess Athena. Although the Parthenon has been damaged over the many centuries since it’s creation. It is still one of the most historic buildings in Greece today. There is also a small museum features with an impressive collection of ancient Greek sculptures.
Opening Times During Spring/Summer Months.
Mondays – 8:00am – 4:00pm.
Fridays – 8:00am – 10:00pm.
Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 8:00am – 8:00pm.
Opening Times during Autum/Winter Months.
Tuesdays – Thursday – 9:00am – 5:00 pm.
Fridays – 9:00am – 10:00pm.
Saturdays & Sundays – 9:00am – 8:00pm.
Travel Greece and Visit A Famous Museum or Two.
Kanellopoulos Museum – Panos Street, Plaka, Athens.
This a beautiful 19th-century mansion showcases a fabulous collection of ancient Greek art, including some Egyptian art. The famous funerary mask of Fayum is on show. You will also see weapons, pottery, coins, jewellery, sculptures, plus other artefacts from the Byzantine era.
Opens: Tue – Sun 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Tomb of the Athenian Warriors – Tymvos Marathona, Marathon, Athens.
This museum contains the remains of 192 brave Athenians soldiers who died, while serving in the battle at Marathon against the Persian army. This monument was erected in honour of the Athenian soldiers.
Opens: Tue – Sun 8:30am – 3:00pm.
Beautiful Picturquese Gardens.
National Garden, Botanological Museum and Zappion Gardens, Amalias Avenue, Athens.
The National Garden right next door to the Parliament building. At the entrance, you will see a sun dial and a row of huge century-old palm trees. There is a museum highlighting a selection of seeds and plants. There is a duck pond, café and a children’s playground, within the Garden. You can go along to the park, popular with the locals and where the Zappion Exhibition Hall is located.
The Garden Opening Times: During the day.
The Museum opens: Tues – Sun: 9am – 3pm.
The capital city is definitely a destination worth considering if you do decide to travel Greece. Alternatively, Crete, Rhodes and Corfu are also popular travel choices.
Photo 1 By: Manthy Maragoudaki'; Photo 2 By: Lucretious.
Paris Exhibition, on show for residents and travelers. If travel and art is something that interests you, here is an opportunity to do both. France, is the most visited Country in the World, so what better city to visit in France, than Paris. The capital is showing an exhibition featuring the works of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.
This showing was recently moved from New York, so if you are on this side on the Atlantic and missed it, this would be a great time to see it now. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was a 19th century painter and sculptor whose works included those commissioned from Napoleon III.
Full details of the showing are below.
Musee d’Orsay Details.
Dates of Exhibition:
24th June – 28th September 2014.
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France.
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Friday – Sunday – 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.
Thursdays: 9:30am – 9:45pm.
Between 11 Euros – 15 Euros.
Yes folks, it’s the Season for Tennis, and Wimbledon is off to a smashing start. The traditional Months of June and July, are what true Tennis fans look forward to.
Wimbledon is the biggest and the best Grand Slam of the year, what better way to spend a Sunny day out. With the first two days now over, as predicted, all the top seeds are through to the second round. In the Ladies Singles Titles; both Williams sisters, M. Sharapova, D. Hantuchova and A. Radwanska all through. In the Gentlemen’s Singles Titles; A. Murray, R. Nadal, R. Federer, N. Djokovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and T. Berdych are all through.
So far, the Weather has been pretty good, just one light shower, but it’s probably best not the mention it the Weather too often. If you’ve got tickets for Wimbledon 2014, happy watching! If you are a big fan of the game, but don’t have tickets. Why not take a day, and head over to SW19, to see if you can get in and enjoy some superb Tennis.
Image By: Albert Lee.