Ride the Athens Metro back to Ancient Greece

CEC: DG-REGIO_Greece_2002Taking a ride on the Athens Metro will surely make you feel like you are taking a ride back to Ancient Greece.  It is almost as if you do not have to visit a museum in Athens to get a flavor of the Ancient world.  Train stations along the Athens Metro line give you sneak peaks of how Athens once was millenniums ago.

Visit Greece suggests that you can start your journey back to the Ancient world in the Syntagma Station (blue line) where you will get a taste of the stratigraphy of Athens that covers the period from the early 5th century B.C. till the Ottoman times.

Other great stations to visit while in Athens are as follows:

Monastiraki

where a huge photograph of an underground tunnel full of pottery fragments will give you a picture of the archaeological treasures found during the metro underground digging works.

Elaionas

You will be treated to the remains of the oldest bridge found in Attica, dating far back as the 5th and 6th centuries B.C.

Aigaleo

At this station you will discover ancient objects of everyday use, such as pottery and lamps, as well as offerings which were placed by the dead on their final journey.  In addition, you can visit the remaining parts of the sacred path of Iera Odos and of a nearby cemetery.

Acropolis

Walking along the metro platforms you will be surprised by  the replicas of the Parthenon frieze created by the ancient sculptor Pheidias.

For the full article provided by Visit Greece, please go here

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