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ABOUT
GREECE
ABOUT
ATHENS
ANCIENT
OLYMPIA
USEFUL
INFORMATION

The Acropolis The Kallimarmaro stadium The Ancient Olympia stadium
ABOUT GREECE
Greece is the birthplace of democracy. The land that has enriched Western civilization with its history, philosophy and many other academic influences. Geometry, architecture, drama, philanthropy, and music have traveled globally from ancient Greece and have become the foundations of worldly theories, concepts and ideas.

Furthermore, the Greek language has enriched other languages with many words.
The unique and most delicious Greek cuisine, consists of many specialties, all cooked with care, mastery, love and excellence.

The Greek cooking is distinguished with olive oil, herbs, and spices like basil, oregano, daphne, parsley whilst the original dishes of mousaka, souvlaki and horiatiki salata (to mention a few) decorate each table deliciously.

Lastly, let us not forget one of the most important international events which unite each nation in brotherhood, the Olympic Games, born in Greece, 776 B.C. in the spirit of world peace. Each traveler cannot resist the charm of this mystical land.
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ABOUT ATHENS
Athens is the capital of Greece. It is a cosmopolitan city filled with buzzing life 24 hours a day. Our city is one of the most hospitable and friendly cities of Europe, offering many exciting and fun-filled past time activities.

The Acropolis is the symbol of Athens and provides one a unique opportunity to admire magnificent beauty of ancient architecture on sacred rock, cradled in the midst of a bustling modern city. It is truly an unforgettable experience. On the outskirts of the Acropolis, you will find Athens' most picturesque neighborhood, Plaka. This oldest suburb is filled with many narrow streets and alleyways, and beautifully restored neo-classical buildings. A most pleasant way to enjoy a stroll, go shopping or dine out. Plaka's stone-paved streets and delightful atmosphere offers its visitors a feeling of traveling back to the time of the Gods.

One of the most famous areas is Kolonaki,
the chic residential neighborhood of Athens that hugs Lykabettus Hill. You'll find pricey restaurants, expensive boutiques and private art galleries. The area also abounds in cafes, usually full of people, engaged in lively conversation.

Museums also abound in Kolonaki. In the Benaki museum, you can enjoy prehistoric works of art, rare manuscripts, Byzantine icons as well as reconstructions of 18th and 19th century living. The Museum of Cycladic Art offers samples of prehistoric idols found on the Cycladic islands. The Byzantine Museum, the War Museum, the Museum of the History of Greek costume are also worth a visit.

From all over Athens, Kolonaki and Lykabettus Hill stand out like a beacon at night. The top of Lykabettus Hill offers visitors panoramic views of the Acropolis and other major sights.  

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ANCIENT OLYMPIA
The first Olympic Games took place 776 B.C. in Ancient Olympia. Within this evergreen valley, the Olympic spirit of Athletism was born. This sacred place fills one with peaceful serenity and mystical power and bares the two therapeutic rivers, Kladeos and Alpheios, which flow around the 'most beautiful place in Greece'.
At Olympia one can see sacred monuments, temples, altars, votive columns, statues, buildings and most brilliant archaeological sites of this ancient Pan-Hellenic athletic centre which was the heart of Greece.
The games that acquired the most honored fame and which united all Greek cities in the name of Hellenism were known as the Olympiads (Olympic Games). These were held every 4 years after the leap year, in the sanctuary at Olympia.
The opening of every Olympiad is marked with the Olympic flame, which aims to unite the ancient Games at Olympia with the modern day Olympics. The Torch is lit by the Chief Priestess and given to the first Torchbearer, in an official ceremony held at the Olympic Stadium of Ancient Olympia. The first Torchbearer then initiates the world's greatest torch-race as the flame travels to Athens and then onto the Stadium of the respective country where the Olympic Games are to be held. The Flame, together with an olive branch are carried in order to share the message of Peace, Hope, and Prosperity across the world.
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USEFUL INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY ENQUIRIES 131
POLICE 100
FIRE DEPARTMENT 199
TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT 210 5230111
EMBASSIES 210 3223111-9
EMERGENCY CALL
AMBULANCE SERVICE 166
FIRST AID 150
DUTY HOSPITAL & CLINICS 106
BLOOD BANK 210 8219391
POISONING FIRST AID 210 7793777
PHARMACIES 107 & 102
HOSPITALS IN ATHENS
AEGINITIO 210 7220811
AGLAIA KYRIAKOU CHILDRENS 210 7775611
ALEXANDRA MATERNITY 210 7770501
ARETEION 210 7238511
ASKLEPIEION 210 6422801
AGIA OLGA 210 2799265
AGIA SOFIA CHILDRENS 210 7758201
AGIOS SAVAS 210 6430811
ELENA MATERNITY 210 6432221
EVAGELISMOS 210 7220001
GENIKO KRATIKO 210 7778901
IPPOKRATIO 210 7483770
KAT (ACCIDENT CASUALTIES) 210 8014731
KYANOUS STAVROS 210 7775111
LAIKO 210 7771100
ATHENS EYE (OFTHALMIATRIO) 210 3623191
ONASIO HEART SURGURE CENTRE 210 9306184
SISMANOGLIO 210 8040212
SOTIRIA 210 7778611
SIGROU (SKIN & VENEREAL DISEASES 210 7249021
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