Greece is where the Olympic Games began in the 11th century BC, as a festival dedicated to the god Zeus. The first modern Olympics was held in Athens in 1896 in the Panathinaiko Stadium, a 4th century BC stadium which was restored for the games. ... 

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February 2012

The Parthenon in all its glory!!

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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Temple of Zeus

August 2009

Olivia Z
Austria

The temple is known as the Olympieion and was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods.

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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens

August 2009

Olivia Z
Austria

Changing of the guard in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens

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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Restoration of the Parthenon

September 2014

An incredible marvel of science, architecture and ancient times! The ongoing restoration has proved to be a challenge as there are little to no right angles in the entire structure, subtle curves are everywhere and the workmanship can simply not be duplicated. Amazing history!

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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

Athens

August 2014

Acropolis, amazing architecture and history! The workmanship is like wow.

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Athens Hop-on Hop-off Tour

The Erechtheion

August 2014

The Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion.

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Athens Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Acropolis by night

January 2014

The walk along the path all round the foot of the hill is great after a hefty dinner.

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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Parthenon

August 2013

Back view of the Parthenon

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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

View from the Acropolis

August 2013

Seen in this view from the Acropolis are the Panathenian Stadium, Hadrian's Arch, and the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Hadrian's Arch

August 2013

Acropolis seen through the openings of the top of Hadrian's Arch.

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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus

August 2013

Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Temple of Zeus

July 2013

Barrie M
Australia

Enjoying the magnificent columns that remain in the area that is opposite one of the stops and from this point you can look up at the Acropolis.

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Athens Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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