Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

Athens Acropolis Museum

On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday on Wednesday March 25, the Acropolis Museum in Athens has announced free admission and access to special events. (more…)

A City Guide: Destination Piraeus

Posted: December 17, 2014 by ACE of Greece in Uncategorized
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destination piraeus

Piraeus has been the port of Athens since classical times, when Themistocles transferred his Athenian fleet from the exposed port of Phaleron (modern Faliro) to the security of Piraeus in the 5th century BC. It was eventually overtaken by other ports, and during medieval and Turkish times, it diminished into a tiny fishing village. Its resurgence began in 1834 when Athens became the capital of independent Greece. (more…)

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On Sunday, the 7th of December, dress up as Santa and help spread the joy by taking part in a symbolic race where everyone is a winner!  Santa Run is a famous race which takes place in several big cities around the world and comes to Athens for the first time. (more…)

Athens Acropolis Museum

On the occasion of European Heritage Days and World Tourism Day from Friday the 26th of September 2014 to Sunday the 28th of September 2014, the Acropolis Museum will present the famous bust of Aristotle discovered in 2005 during excavations of its site. (more…)

Acropolis-Full-Moon

The August full moon will be celebrated this year with over 110 free events and late-night openings of archaeological sites and museums across Greece on Sunday 10 August, 2014. (more…)

baby hire

A new service has launched in Greece that aims to guarantee a carefree family holiday for families with babies and young children. (more…)

City-of-Athens

Many has been the love affair kindled under the Aegean sun. But this summer is without doubt the summer of love for Athens. Forbes, the opinion-making American magazine, set the tone recently when it published its ‘10 Reasons to love Athens this summer’. And to judge by the number of tourists exploring the streets of the capital, Athens has emerged as a summer destination in its own right. To celebrate, the official Discover Greece has put together its own Top 10 of things to love about the capital. (more…)

As a photographer is preparing for a photo trip to Greece, everyone immediately tells him to visit the island of Santorini and the Metéora. Unlike Santorini, where finding a good photography spot can be a challenge because of the endless blue-and-white and yellow-and-red little houses, churches on the rocks, and best Mediterranean sunsets, the Metéora is much easier to photograph: only 6 monasteries and 2 observation points overlook the valley.

Meteora-Aerial-link

This panorama can be opened in several different resolutions. High resolution panorama with the best quality is about 7 Mb large and it is suitable for fast internet connections and modern computers. For slower internet and old weak computers we created the smaller low resolution panorama. Some small details have been sacrificed but the size of low resolution panorama is no more than 2 Mb. (more…)

History, culture and beauty… Greece’s archaeological sites and monuments have it all and more.

The immense cultural heritage of Greece spans back four and a half thousand years and makes each step a visitor takes a journey through centuries of time. Many of Greece’s imposing archaeological monuments have been constructed two and a half thousand years ago and still, every year, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. A large number of Greece’s monuments that date back to all periods, are included in the World Cultural Heritage list of UNESCO. These monuments include some of the most important of the country such as the Acropolis of Athens and the archaeological sites of Olympia and Delphi. Welcome time travelers!

Archaeological Site of Knossos

Archaeological Site of Knossos

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As of 1 April, 33 leasing Greek museums and archaeological sites will extend operating/visiting hours until the end of the season and remain open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, through to the end of the season on the 31st of October 2014. (more…)