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Acropolis Attic Peninsula in Greece attracts different tourists. Athens with its amazing classical landmarks, beautiful beach resorts and lots of beautiful places for a walk is a gem of Attica. Excursions, beach games, sight-seeing, sports, culinary tourism and many more give excellent opportunities for everyone.
Greeks have a peculiar admiration for their national cuisine. Fresh greens, vegetables, meat, fish, various cheeses, olives, and olive oil of the best quality are traditionally used in … Open
Excursions fans should start from Athens. Lots of historical and cultural landmarks including the everlasting symbol of the capital, Acropolis of Athens , are excellent examples of local culture. Acropolis is a huge architectural complex that includes a number of antique temples, shrines and ceremonial buildings. Most of Acropolis lies in ruins, but survived fragments allow feeling past glory of this place.
The fascinating and unique Parthenon temple is situated there. Erechtheion temple is another amazing building; many wonderful legends are associated with it. National Archaeological Museum is another point of interest in Athens devoted to those fond of history. It's a fascinating cultural center with rich collection of historical artifacts from all over the Greece. It includes antique apparel, religious attributes, statues of Greek gods and everyday objects of ancient Greeks. Some of these items are few thousands of years old. Copyright
The Greeks are justifiably proud of their country and history; they call themselves Hellenes, claiming to be the descendants of the ancient culture. Today, Orthodox customs and traditions … Open
Important historical landmarks located outside of capital city include Daphni Monastery . History of this building goes back into Byzantine times. Initially built as the temple devoted to Appolo of Daphni, it was used as a fortification after adoption of Christianity; later it housed a psychiatric hospital. Recently renovated, it is the one of the most important historical building of Greece.
Zappeion, Athens, Greece Temple of Poseidon is also an interesting place to visit; various stories are associated with it too. Until not too long ago sailors were bringing their handsome donations there asking for the waves mercy. Modern tourists prefer olives and magnolia branches as the donation to the God of Sea.
In respect to historical antiquities and museums, Attica is one of the richest regions of Greece. There is Marathon, a town near the sea about 40 km far from Athens; the Marathon race is … Open
The beautiful temple of Demeter is located in Eleusis. Today it hosts the museum representing to its guests a collection of artifacts of various ages. Egina island is an interesting place to visit too. There is a number of natural landmarks and the mystique ghost city of Palaiokhora. Abandoned few hundreds of years ago, it has survived until this day in excellent condition. This mystique city features an ancient monastery and 28 churches with amazing interiors.
Athens, Greece Mount Hymtus flanks represent an excellent point of interest for nature lovers. There is an ancient spring surrounded with pristine nature. According to legends, it was given to people by Hephaestus. The ancient monastery located nearby is another amazing memorial of antique ages. It hosts a collection or religious artifacts and crafty jewelry.
The water sports are well-developed in Attica, here you can try windsurfing and rafting, but if your aim is surfing you’d better go to the islands. The coastal waters of Greece are a … Open
Beach resorts of Attica deserve only praise. Dolce Attica Riviera remains the most prestigious and well-developed resort destination. It is the location of picturesque beaches and small resorts, and the location of such popular beaches as Paleo Faliro and Vouliagmeni. The most prestigious resorts, high-class hotels, and entertainment centers are located in this area. There are yacht clubs and diving centers. Some beaches have a developed infrastructure and are suitable for a family vacation.
Above Athens Fans of sports entertainment are usually in love with Glyfada that has become internationally famous because of its excellent golf courses. This resort is the location of numerous nightclubs and bars, so it is famous for its nightlife. Lagonisi is a small resort that is very popular with family tourists. There are always many travelers with children there. Comfortable and calm sandy beaches are perfect for small children, but vacationers can also make their stay even more interesting by exploring local lemon groves. There is also an excellent resort there – Loutraki, which has become famous thanks to its healing mineral springs. It specializes in the most innovative balneology programs.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Attica Region
♥   Castle 'Monemvasia Fortress' Monemvasia, 63.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Markellos Tower' Aegina, 66.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palamidi' Nafplion, 75.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Acronauplia' Nafplion, 75.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bourtzi' Nafplio, 76.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Attica Region
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 121.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Epidaurus Amphitheater

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
The archaeologist and his group conducted the researches on the territory of the ancient city in the period from 1870 to 1926. The amphitheater discovered by them was reconstructed a few years later. In 1938 the first performance 'Elektra' took place there. The main roles were played by Eleni Papadaki and Katina Paxino. During the Second World War theatrical performances were suspended, the arena was partially destroyed. After the war the amphitheater was renovated to the shortest deadlines. Since 1955, the antique construction in Epidauros is a permanent venue for the theater festival. The festival is always held in summer, in high season. … Read further
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