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Lykavittos Hill in Athens

Athens: Lykavittos Hill

Lykavittos Hill (sometimes referred to as Lycabettos or Lykabettos) is the highest point in Athens. Because of its height, it is visible from almost every part of the capital. Its name reflects a popular belief that the hill was inhabited by wolves. A small chapel of St. George (Agios Georgios) was erected in the 19th century on its top. The theatre on the hill is used for concerts and spectacles. To reach the top a the funicular from Kolonaki may be taken. Read more »

The Isle Mont-St-Michel

Mont-St-Michel - The magic panorama

The medieval abbey Mont-St-Michel (St. Michael’s Mount) is located on a tidal island. This Island is located on the border between Normandy and Brittany at the mouth of the river Couesnon. The history begins in 8th Century, when a chapel devoted to St. Michael was built. Later was built a benedictine abbey, which was gradually expanded and fortified to withstand the siege Britons. Read more »

Athens: Ancient Agora

Athens Ancient Agora: Temple of Hephaestus

The Ancient Agora of Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora. Peisistratus reorganized the Athenian Agora in the 6th century BC: he removed residential houses and made it the centre of Athenian government. He also built a drainage system, fountains and a temples. There is a Museum of the Ancient Agora, housed in the Stoa of Attalos, and its exhibits are connected with the Athenian democracy and the daily life of Athenians. Read more »