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.
Hadrian's Arch (Πύλη του ... stands on the corner of Amalias and Vassilissis Olgas avenues, right next to the Temple
of Olympian Zeus. This tall marble structure was once the city gate connecting the original town of Athens (what ...
The decision to move the capital of the young Greek state to Athens in 1834 made it imperative to build
a large new cathedral here. Construction started in 1839 and was completed in 1863. Since that time, this imposing ...
Located in Psiri area Athens the Athinaikon is just a 10 min walk from the Acropolis and next to the
Monastiraki metro station providing access to both airport and main port Pireaus.This family hotel welcomes you with free maps, ...