Athens forever. Souls created her, souls build her, souls made her,
Athens herself is a soul. You may feel her touching you, her breath
your heart with her gentleness and purity, sending out love. Love
to you, to the ones around you, to herself and to life.
Athens is alive, she is life itself! Athens lives through you, for
you and with you. See her shine, a shining star in our very hearts!
Athens invites you to discover her soul! Her soul is your very soul!
You will get to know her entire being, to her most intimate vibrations,
that hurrying regards will overlook. Athens is open for you if you
know how to
look at her. Admire her faces! Gather the memories! Put them together
and you will surely find yourself in her!
Syntagma Square, officially
Plateia Syntagmatos (or Constitution Square) is perhaps the "emotional"
home of modern Athens. It is dominated by the imposing facade of
the Parliament building or Vouli, which was built as the new royal
palace following independence, officially opened in 1836.
The Kerameikos archaeological site
is better known nowadays as the most important cemetery of ancient
Athens . Kerameikos was named
after the community of the potters who worked within the city walls
and occupied the area along the banks of river Eridanos.
The Olympic Stadium is part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex
situated at Maroussi, a northern suburb of the city, and has 75
capacity. The complex was redesigned by Spanish architect Santiago
Calatrava, in an innovative and creative way. The roof, 16 000 tons,
is a glass and steel dome over the Olympic Stadium.
The library was built in 132 A.D by Roman emperor Hadrian and follows
forum architectural style. It had an entrance with a "propylon"
of Corinthian order, a high surrounding wall, an inner courtyard
with columns and a decorative pool in the middle.The books were
kept in the eastern side of the building.
The Olympic Flame started its journey around the world, in 2004,
from Olympia and then from Panatthenean Stadium.
Steve Vai + the Breed live in Athens. 22nd November
Peter Hammill with Stuart Gordon live in Athens,
19th November 2004.
A year after he collapsed in the street with a sudden heart attack,
Peter Hammill returns as a live performer. In a career now spanning
years, the one-time singer of the group Van Der Graaf Generator
influenced maverick talents as David Bowie, John Lydon, Mark E Smith
of The Fall, Nick Cave, Graham Coxon and Luke Haines.
The beginnings of Christmas in Greece, one of the biggest holidays
here, go back to the time of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors,
who was fighting the storms and mighty waves to reach sinking ships
and rescue drowning men from the deep sea.