Hadrian's Arch (Πύλη του Αδριανού) stands on the ... More
Hadrian's Arch (Πύλη του Αδριανού) 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 is now Plaka) with the Roman quarters. Each side of the arch features an inscription to be read by people passing through. The inscription on the west side facing the Acropolis reads "This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus," while the other one reads "This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus."
I expected Hadrian's Arch to be in a secluded area, where you could soak up the history of this and other buildings in the vicinity. Instead I found it right next to a busy road, with little or no atmosphere.
Dating back to 1889, this majestic building houses Athens National Archaeological Museum (Εθνικό ... ... The Cycladic idols, the tall
Kouros statues and the splendid classical sculptures stand out for their beauty. Among the most popular exhibits is the ...
Illustrating the civilizations, myths and religions that flourished in Greece over a period of more than 1,000 years, the Acropolis,
the site of four of the greatest masterpieces of classical Greek art the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum ...
A splendid religious complex, the Acropolis ... consists of several temples, which were built by the world's first democracy during
the 5th Century BC. The most majestic building of all is the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess ...
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