This is the city where democracy was born, where western philosophy was invented, where theaters, tragedies, art and aesthetics were developed, and would be the base for European culture. Here the beginning of architecture starts, fighting technics, the model for imitation for the Romans and hundreds of thousands of other civilizations to follow. Here the sons and creators of the Renaissance and the later neo-classical streamed to.
But the significant innovation of Athens is undoubtedly social innovation. In Polis, the Greek city of Athens, the first ancient democracy was born in history. Although it was far from being a democracy in its modern sense, for the first time in the two hundred years after 500 BC, this Greek city was dominated by a general assembly of male citizens. This was the first democracy in the history of the human race, which, even if it does not equate with today's sophisticated democracies, with women's votes and equality for all citizens, must agree that it all began.
In fact, the democracy of Athens was a system of government which implemented a method that today we call "direct democracy." Athens democracy was created during the eighth century BC, when it moved to the civil status of citizens of the polis. This is for landowners and property in the city and this wonderful process they became social status was initially part of the government. During the 5th century BCE, this system of government was formed into what would be called "democracy," which means "rule of the people" in Greek.
Antiques at the Metro Stations - If the museums are expensive then you can see lots of great antiques that have been discovered and displayed on the high floors of the following subway stations: Syntagma, Panepistimio, Acropolis and Monastiraki.
Museums - The tips of each museum indicate whether and when there are free days. In August there is also the August Full Moon, where museums open their doors for free.
The Tavernas will usually have a rich Greek meze - a collection of excellent Greek dishes.
After these Greek opening dishes, hot and characteristic dishes like the souvlaki or gyros (shishlik or shwarma in a cream and yogurt sauce with garlic, fresh onion and tomatoes), the musaka (a slice of eggplant slices and minced meat in a divine sauce), tzatziki (cucumbers cut finely in yogurt and with garlic crushed and dripping olive oil from above), sardines, the dolmadakia (small vine leaves filled with rice and seasoning that only Zeus knows), and the prime and the splendor of the creation - the Greek salad -so good, fresh vegetables, feta cheese, oil olive and oregano from above. Enjoy your meal!
Drink ouzo or ritzina - a kind of local wine enriched with pineapple and Greek coffee, which is black coffee or "parapha" (pronounced Fra-Pe) - cold, bitter and foamy and very tasty coffee.
So in Greece, there are ouzores, taverns, restaurants and music clubs. Everyone is eating and drinking a lot and good. And by the way, there are as many cafes right now, including those that used to be restaurants, and they stayed the same, but changed the name to a cafe. The reason? - Cafes charge less ...
The metro, in general, is a great tool to avoid city traffic.
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