After the war of independence in 1821 that took place in Greek, Athens was taken as the capital of Greek by various reasons .If you talk about Greece, Athens comes like Kathmandu if you talk about Nepal. Athens is the only place offers various museum and sights interesting for tourist. Among them the Acropolis was the one of the impressive landmarks that i have seen. It was like a scene that i used to see the in curtain of the films, old, ancient and unique things that I have ever seen. If you ever went to Athens do not miss this heritage. There is also lots of theater that were in performance in the ancient Greece time one can see down. It is a nice place to see the Greece valley like shyambunath to see the Kathmandu valley.
While wandering in Athens do not forget to take the Athens metro the easier way to get around the city in reasonable cost. There is no much line as in London underground, one can simply Travel as signs are both written in English and Greek and tickets are recommend buying from machines as I did the same.
While walking through the metro premises if you are not in that rush take a few seconds to look to the statues and old graves found during the construction of the metro and i am grateful to that point that every thing are preserved there. One gets confused if he or she is in metro or a museum, also see the National Archaeological Museum which is one of the best one in Europe.
for a day tour in Athens for couple of hours also you can take a ride by a local train which make the circuit ignoring all traffic from the palace of parliament via acropolis and some other sights that takes to the an aged old houses build many years ago .
The tour will give an idea of the city from past to present. The main highlights of this tour are some of the government buildings, after the parliament one there is the prime Minister office and nearby a big garden which are not to miss. Greece is very much busy settlement; there are rarely free places and parks in Athens. The busy city almost like thamel and Kathmandu Basantapur durbar square you will pass seeing numerous things like cathedral, University, national library, temple of Olympian Zeus is very beautiful which will encounter on your day trip.
To give the detail account of the places in Athens where I was been and the most important things to do are as follows
Hill in Athens claimed as high city which is an aged old temple and top things to do in Athens , from here you will also have a good view of the Athens valley
It is a temple on the Acropolis build in 483 BC. The temple reflects the Golden age of Greece.
The 2nd largest temple on the Acropolis
4) The Temple of Hephaestus in Thissio
Ancient Greek temple
Ancient Theater under the Acropolis, it was very meaningful for me.
Located in the heart of the modern Athens it is a political , cultural and economic center of the ancient world
277 M altitude hill in Athens which is very famous in Greek history , it also has a open air theater at the top
Old historical neighborhood of Athens a touristic sights
Shopping district in Athens where you can get artistic T shirt and many more
10) National Garden
Greenery in the city a nice place for cafes and picnicking also consists small zoo.
11) Parliament House
12) UNI of Athens
now it is time to get some food after a whole day tour in Historical Athens. Confused what to choose.and when in Greece if you do not have food in your mind just don't worry , ....... will come to your chose , i guess you know already what is it now . Yes it is the same Souvlaki that almost I ate every day with a Greek beer during my whole stay.
In the center square you will see lots of youth showing magic to make money or selling their goods in street like peoples do here in Ratna Park. Most of the youths in that profession look like from the African nearby country and most of their identity seem illegal resident in Greece. Peoples from the Asia and Africa and many other country Travel to Greece in hope of entering the rich country like Germany or other Scandinavian and their dreams prisons in the street of Greece .Any way is it nice time to see the many things in the crowd in the evening before you return to your hotel.Yes Travel is a lesson every step you will learn the things .
While writing this Blog today Oct 24th 2013 a Kind and wise Doctor from Nepal Mr Chitra Prasad Wagle died of cancer and I would like to heartly express my condolence to his family and pray for his soul to only rest in heaven.
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My name is Nabraj Ghimire but people call me Raj for short. I am a lifelong resident of Nepal and was born in an isolated village in the Annapurna region known as Simpani -9 Khudi Lamjung , famous as the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. I have always been interested in other cultures and countries this curiosity has led me away from my traditional family farm to Kathmandu where I can meet people from all over the world and learn about other cultures and beliefs. While in Kathmandu, I completed my Masters degree in Humanities and Social Science from Tribhuvan University to learn the history and future trends that shape societies worldwide. As travel has always been my passion, I started working with a local tourism company and was inspired to start my own to help other learn about the real Nepal while learning from the travelers about their home countries. Over the last 10 years, I have worked in the travel industry while specializing in Nepalese cultural retreats and traditional trekking routes. During my off time, I travel whenever I can and have explored over a dozen countries including the mystical kingdom of Bhutan, several countries in the Middle East, Great Britain and the relaxing Greek Isles. Reflecting on everything I have seen and learned, it is my mission to inform the world of all the trips, experiences and news I have gathered from my work and travels and would like to thank you for viewing my blog. If you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
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