Our city, Athens

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Information about Our city, Athens

Published on March 13, 2014

Author: vivigkorit

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6th Grade of 1st Elementary School Neo Faliro “Dimitrios Falireas” E-twinning: Just a click to be friends

Our CITY “Athens”

ST1: Modern Athens by Anastasis, Petros, Vasiliki, Kostis, Nikoleta Today, Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. The city of Athens has about four million people. Athens is also the most southern capital in the European mainland. It has a lot of squares. The most central is Syntagma square. It's in front of the Parliament and there's the monument of the unknown soldier. The National Garden is next to the Parliament and it was created in 1842.It's full of trees, plants and bushes and has small ponds with swans. In our city, there are a lot of problems. Some of them are: violence, economical crisis, parking problems and pollution. The sea is dirty, so we can't swim.

ST1: The Monuments of Athens (1/5) by Nefeli, Panos, Nikolas, Paul Parthenon: The Parthenon is the most long living monument of Athens. The oldest neighborhood, Plaka has monuments from all the time seasons. The heart of the city has been beating since ancient time: There are very small churches, a muslim church, and the first University of Greece. Today plenty of tourists visit Plaka and enjoy delicious food in traditional restaurants (tavernas).

ST1: The Monuments of Athens (2/5) by Nefeli, Panos, Nikolas, Paul Ancient Agora For centuries, the Ancient Agora was the center of life in Athens. Today it is a large archaeological park with numerous ruins, a surviving ancient temple and a reconstructed colonnade, now home to a museum. Acropolis The Acropolis is one of the world's most famous landmarks. The magnificent temples on the Acropolis, built in the 5th century BC, have influenced architecture in the Western World for more than two millennia. National Archaeological Museum The largest museum in Athens, with an exceptional collection of artifacts, spanning more than seven millennia, from the prehistoric era to the end of the Roman era.

ST1: The Monuments of Athens (3/5) by Nefeli, Panos, Nikolas, Paul Lycabettus Hill With a height of 277 meters (+900 ft), Lycabettus is the highest hill in Athens. At its top is the picturesque St. George Chapel. The view from the hill is magnificent, especially at night. Theater of Dionysus The theater of Dionysus is the birthplace of European theater. During the 5th century BC comedies and tragedies of famous writers such as Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles were performed here. Monastiraki Square Monastiraki is named after and old monastery, most of which has been demolished during archaeological excavations. Nearby is the popular open-air flea market, held every Sunday.

ST1: The Monuments of Athens (4/5) by Nefeli, Panos, Nikolas, Paul Panathenaic Stadium The Panathenaic Stadium was built in 329 BC as the main site for the games that were held during the Panathenaic festival, held every four years in honor of Athena, patroness of the city. Acropolis Museum The Acropolis has a collection of magnificent sculptures that were found on the sacred Acropolis Hill. They are housed in a rather spectacular modern building, which opened in 2009. National Garden The National Garden is a surprisingly pleasant park in the center of Athens. It was originally laid out in the mid 19th century as the private garden of the Royal Palace.

ST1: The Monuments of Athens (5/5) by Nefeli, Panos, Nikolas, Paul Anafiotika The small but idyllic neighborhood of Anafiotika seems to be plucked straight from the Cyclades islands, with its white buildings and steep, narrow alleys. Byzantine Museum The Byzantine Museum has a collection of early Christian, Byzantine and post-Byzantine art from the 3rd to the 20th century. Icons are well represented, but there are many other artworks on display.

ST1: New Faliro (1/2) by Thanasis, Eleanna, Pinelope, Jason New Faliro is a suburb of Pireaus. The suburb New Faliro started to be created in 1950 – 1960. In 1860 the railway station was built and in 1895 the cycling stadium for the first modern Olympic Games (1896) was built too. Since then the suburb of New Faliro has rapidly grown. Neo Faliro used to be a place for rich people. They came here to enjoy, to swim and have fun. They built very nice mansions but unfortunately very few of them still exist. After the 1920's this suburb started to decline and the beach is dirty. A lot of factories were built here but because of the economic crisis they have closed down. Today the football field of Olympiakos is here and we also have a basketball court named: ''Stadium of Peace and Friendship''. Come and visit us soon.

ST1: New Faliro (2/2) by Thanasis, Eleanna, Pinelope, Jason Phalerum was a port of Ancient Athens. It was situated 5km southwest of the Acropolis of Athens, on a bay of the Saronic Gulf. This bay is also referred to as Bay of Phalerum. The area Phalerum is now occupied by the towns Palaio Faliro, Kallithea, Moschato and Neo Fairo. Phalerum was the major port of Athens. It was said that Menestheus set sail with his fleet to Troy from Phalerum, and so did Theseus when he sailed to Crete after the death of Androgeus. Recently, archaeologists have uncovered what appears to be traces of ancient Athens's first port before the city's naval and shipping center was moved to Piraeus.

ST1: Piraeus by Stella, Dimitris, Vicky, Erina, Manolis As it is know, during the pre-historic time Piraeus was an island. Piraeus was first inhabited during the middle of 3rd millennium B.C. The first inhabitants of Piraeus were very advanced technologically. The 5th century BC was a period of Athenian political hegemony and economic growth and cultural flourishing, also known as the Golden Age of Athens. The hill of Athens was inhabited since the third millennium before Christ. The one who united the housing estates of Attica, was Theseus during the second half of the second millennium B.C. From the 6th century before Christ, the sacred churches of the Athenians started being built.

ST2: The history of Athens by Stella, Myrto, Kaliopy, Konstadina, John Athens is the capital of Greece and it comes from Myceanes civilization. It's a very beautiful town and many tourists come to see it. Many scientists believe that the name of town comes from an ancient myth: One day goddess Athena and god Poseidon were fighting about who will name the town. God Poseidon who held the trident hit it to the ground and showed to the people his power. But Athena grew in the ground the olive tree which gives the people long living. People chose the goddess Athena, so people gave her name to the town. One of the most important wars was the Trojan war.

ST2: The most famous ancient monuments in Athens by Elisabeth, Panagiotis, Chris, Angie The most famous museum in Athens and the most modern this country has is the Acropolis museum and it opened at 2009 and since more than 10,000 people visit it every month. The Acropolis is one of the most important monuments of the worlds cultural heritage. Millions of tourists visit it every year and they also visit the Acropolis museum which is one at the best archaeological museums in Greece.

ST2: Neo Faliro by Panagiota, Alexis, Odysseas, Petros, Dimitra Neo Faliro is a part of Pireaus. Neo Faliro started to be created in 1950-1960. In 1860 a Railway Station was built. In Neo Faliro a lot of personal mansions had been built. The pier of the town (1891) and the Cycling stadium (1895) was built for the first modern Olympic Games (1896). Neo Faliro is between Athens and Pireaus. In 1964 a stadium called Stadium Karaiskaki was built. Karaiskaki has been used for football games and the Olympic Games in 2004. In Neo Faliro someone can see neoclassical houses which are abandoned. . We love our area!

ST2: The problems of the city by Dimitris, Gregory, Nikiforos, Lena The life in the city is really difficult. We live in big blocks of flats and it is really noisy. The streets are full of garbage. The air is not clean and the Acropolis has a lot of problems because of the smog. The city is too crowded since more than 4 million people live here. The environment is not clean. The pollution causes a lot of health problems to people. There is air pollution and noise pollution. There is also traffic and parking problems. The criminality is constantly rising but will still live here because we love our city and the weather is always good. The people are friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the economic crisis has made our lives even more difficult but we hope that this will change in the future.

We hope you enjoyed it!!!

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