One of the most unusual landmarks of the old town of Plaka is a cyclical marble tower, the Lysicrates' Monument ... More
One of the most unusual landmarks of the old town of Plaka is a cyclical marble tower, the Lysicrates' Monument (Μνημείο του Λυσικράτη), constructed in the 4th century BC. On top of the tower stood a bronze tripod awarded by the city to the Maecenas Lysicrates, who sponsored the winning performance of a musical competition held in 334 BC. The frieze above the inscription depicts the God Dionysus petting a panther in the company of satyrs who are pouring him wine. The monument, also called the "Lantern of Diogenes", was later used as a library, when it became part of a Catholic monastery in 1669.
South of the Acropolis stands the world's oldest theater. Theater of Dionysus (Θέατρο του ... was constructed in the 6th
century BC and rebuilt in the 4th century BC. All the works of the great ancient dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, ...
The industrial installations of a former gas factory have been transformed by the Municipality of Athens into one of the
city's major cultural venues. The construction of this complex started in 1862 in order to provide street lights to ...
Open all year round, on the second floor of a new building, in the middle of the old town and
view at Dorieos sq. Mango Rooms has been fully renovated (Jan.2011) for your comfort.All rooms offer private toilet, shower, ...
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