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BEATRIZ AND VASILEIOS 'S WEDDING

September, 2011 in Athens, Greece
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Ceremony: St. John the Baptist / Ενορία Αγίου Ιωάννη Βαπτιστή στο Ψυχικό
Reception: Le Grand Balcon

Reception:

Le Grand Balcon - Reception - Κleomenous 2, Athens, Attica, 10675, Greece

Le Grand Balcon

Κleomenous 2
Athens, Attica 10675, Greece
+30 210 7290 711-9

Hotel:

Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel - Hotel - Μιχαλακοπούλου 108, Michalakopoulou 108, Athens, Attica, Greece

Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel

Μιχαλακοπούλου 108
Michalakopoulou 108
Athens, Attica, Greece

Hotel:

Divani Caravel - Hotel - Vasileos Alexandrou 2, Kesariani, Athens, Greece

Divani Caravel

Vasileos Alexandrou 2, Kesariani
Athens,, Greece

Hotel:

Golden Age Hotel Ξενοδοχείο - Hotel - 57 Michalakopoulou, Athens, Attica, Greece

Golden Age Hotel Ξενοδοχείο

57 Michalakopoulou
Athens, Attica, Greece

Hotel:

Hotel Apartments Delice - Hotel - Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου 3, Megalou Alexandrou 3, Athens, Attica, Greece

Hotel Apartments Delice

Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου 3
Megalou Alexandrou 3
Athens, Attica, Greece

Hotel:

PLAKA HOTEL - Hotel - KAPNIKAREAS 7, Athens, Greece

PLAKA HOTEL

KAPNIKAREAS 7
Athens,, Greece

Hotel:

St George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel - Hotel - Kleomenus 2  Street, Athens, Greece

St George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel

2, Kleomenous Street
Athens,, Greece
+30 210 7290 711-9

Attraction:

Acropolis - Attraction - Θεωρίας, Athens, Greece

Acropolis

Theorias
Dionysiou Areopagitou
Athens, Attica

"The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, dedicated primarily to its patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the centre of the modern city from the rocky crag known as the Acropolis. When visiting the Acropolis you can have a look at the following monuments: - Parthenon - Erechtheion - Propylaea - Temple of Athena"

Attraction:

Athen's Academy - Attraction - 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens, 10679, Greece

Athen's Academy

28 Panepistimiou Avenue
Athens, 10679, Greece

"The Academy of Athens forms part of the so-called "Neoclassical Trilogy" of the City of Athens: Academy - University - Library. It consists of aesthetically distinct parts that form a harmonic ensemble of built mass. A corridor connects the two lateral wings to the main body of the building, which -in its proportions of line and mass- is set-off by its Ionian-style entrance and its big pediment. The entrance has elements originating from the eastern side of Erechtheion, on Acropolis. The predominant material on the facets is marble. Overall, the building is a characteristic example of mature Neoclassicism."

Attraction:

Mount Lycabettus - Attraction -  Athens 999-20, Greece

Lycabettus Hill

Corner of Kleomenous and Ploutarchou Streets

"Athens has a couple of vantage points besides the Acropolis, from which you can get superb views of the city. Lycabettus Hill is really a limestone rock reaching almost 1,000 feet into the once-crystalline Athenian sky. In the evening, the top half is floodlit, and from the Acropolis it looks something like a giant souffle. By day, it's a green-and-white hill toppoed by a tiny, flaringly white church, Agios Georgios. It’s a nagging challenge, and sooner or later you’re to want to climb it. Don’t try to walk up (pilgrims used to, but it’s an Everest for the faithless), and don’t try to take a cab, because it only goes half-way and you still have quite a hike to get to the top. Take the two-minute funicular up the southeast flank. To get there, follow the “telepherique” signs to the corner of Kleomenous and Ploutarchou Streets, between Kolonaki Square and the Athens Hilton. The panorama from the top is priceless – all the way to Mount Parnes in the north, west to Piraeus and the Saronic Gulf, with the Acropolis siiting like a ruminative lion half way to the sea. There's also a cafe/restaurant up there."

Attraction:

New Olympic Stadium - Attraction -

New Olympic Stadium

"Located in the area of Marousi in Athens, the stadium was originally designed in 1979 and built in 1980–1982. It was completed in time to host the 1982 European Championships in Athletics. It was inaugurated by the President of Greece, at the time Konstantinos Karamanlis, on 8 September 1982. It also hosted several events of the 1991 Mediterranean Games and the 1997 World Championships in Athletics, sought in order to prove that it was capable of hosting major sporting events after the failure of Athens to win the 1996 Summer Olympics. It was extensively renovated in time for the 2004 Summer Olympics, including a roof designed by Santiago Calatrava that was added atop the sidelines. The roof was completed just in time for the opening of the Games, and the stadium was then officially re-opened on 30 July 2004. It hosted the athletics events and the football final at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2] It also hosted the opening ceremony on 13 August 2004, and the closing ceremony on 29 August 2004. The stadium's attendance was reduced to 71,030 for the Olympics, the initial capacity was some 75,000, though only 56,700 seats were made publicly available for the track and field events and slightly more for the football final. The turf system consists of natural grass in modular containers which incorporate irrigation and drainage systems."

Attraction:

Olympieion-Temple of Zeus - Attraction - Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas, Athens, Greece

Olympieion-Temple of Zeus

Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas
Athens,, Greece

"According to tradition, the establishment of the sanctuary goes back to the time of mythical Deucalion. The site was inhabited in the prehistoric period and the cult of Zeus is attested in early historic times. In ca. 515 B.C., Peisistratos the Younger, began the construction of a monumental temple which was not finished because of the fall of the tyranny in Athens. Much later, in 174 B.C., Antiochos IV Epiphanes, the king of Syria, attempted to continue the erection of the temple, which was finally completed by the Roman emperor Hadrian, in A.D. 124/125. Inside the temple stood a colossal chryselephantine (gold and ivory) statue of Zeus. The temple was excavated in 1889-86 by E. Penrose, and in 1922 by G. Welter. The Greek Archaeological Society conducted excavations in the area around the temple, between 1886 and 1907, and work was resumed by Ioannes Travlos in the 1960's. Many parts of the circuit wall of the sanctuary have been rebuilt, imitating the ancient masonry. Sections of the ancient wall have been preserved only at the south-east corner and on the north side."

Attraction:

Kalimarmaro Olympic Stadium - Attraction - Άγρας, Athens, Attica, Greece

Panathinaiko Stadium

Ardittou
Athens, Attica, Greece

"It was originally a natural hollow part of the ground between the two hills of Agra and Ardettos, over Ilissos river. It was transformed into a stadium by Lykourgos in 330-329 BC for the athletic competitions of the Great Panathinaea Festivities. Between 140 and 144 AD, Herodes Atticus restored the Stadium, giving it the form that was found at the 1870 excavation: the horseshoe construction with a track 204,07 meters long and 33,35 meters wide. It is believed that the Stadium had a seating capacity of 50.000 people. Separating scales were built between the tiers and on the base of the sphendone there was a portico with Doric-style columns; another portico was placed in the stadium's facade. Herodes possibly restored also the Ilissos river bridge on the Stadium's entrance, making it larger and adding three archways on its base. The bridge was standing there up to 1778 and a part of it was excavated in 1958. At the Roman times, the Stadium was used as an arena, with the addition of a semi-circular wall on the north that was corresponding to the sphendone of the southern side. The modern times restoration of the Stadium was conducted by G. Averof by the end of the 19th century for the first Olympic Games that were reborn again in 1896."

Attraction:

Philopappos Hill - Attraction -

Philopappos Hill

"To the south-west of the Acropolis, on top of the hill of the Muses, lies the burial monument built by the Athenians for Gaius Julius Antiochus Philopappos, grandson of the last king of Commagene and eminent benefactor of Athens. Today, Philopappos Hill is one of the few green areas in the city and an ideal place for walking, with magnificent views of the Acropolis and the sea. It is also a favourite promenade place for the Athenians."

Attraction:

Syntagma Square - Attraction - Athens, Attica, GR

Syntagma Square

Athens, Attica, GR

"Syntagma (constitution in Greek) is the square in front of the Parliament (formerly the King's Palace, built between 1836 and 1840 by King Otto and financed by his father Ludwig I of Bavaria) and it is considered the main square of Athens. The square is a central point to access all the major attractions of Athens, particularly 'museum mile' along Vassilissis Sophias Avenue which runs from Syntagma Square. Here most of Athens museums are clustered, including the Benaki Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art and the Byzantine Museum. At the west (bottom) part of Syntagma square is the beggining of Ermou street (the main shopping district of Athens) that leads to Monastiraki square. Every hour, the changing of the guard ceremony, performed by the Presidential Guard, is conducted in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the area between the square and parliament."

Museum:

New Acropolis Museum - Museum - Athens, Attica

Acropolis Museum

Διονυσίου Αρεοπαγίτου 15
Dionisiou Arespagitou 15
Athens, Attica 11742

"The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. The museum was founded in 2003, while the Organisation of the Museum was established in 2008. It opened to the public on June 21, 2009. Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square metres.The Organisation for the Construction of the new museum is chaired by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, Dimitrios Pandermalis."

Shopping:

Attika Department Stores S.A. - Shopping - Panepistimiou Street 9, Athens, Attica, Greece

Attika Department Stores S.A.

Panepistimiou Street 9
Athens, Attica, Greece

"The Attica Department Store covers an area of 23.000 square meters in 8 levels, with more than 300 fashion stores and 800 brand names, a restaurant/cafeteria on the 6th floor and smaller coffee corners. The Attica Department Store is situated in City Link, which covers a total square building located between Panepistimiou – Voukourestiou – Stadiou – Amerikis Avenues, just 5 minutes from Syntagma Square and the Metro Stations of Syntagma, Panepistimiou, Omonoia Square and Monastiraki. The building complex, besides the department stores, hosts a large gym with spa facilities, the theatres "Pallas" and "Aliki", cafeterias and a night club. The retail stores’ hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10.00 to 21.00, Saturday 10.00 to 19.00."

Shopping:

Ermou Street

"This is one of the main shopping streets. All known brands are found along this street. It starts from Metro Station Syntagma, all the way down to Metro Station Monastiraki."

Shopping:

The Mall Athens - Shopping - Marousi, Μαρούσι, Attica, Greece

The Mall Athens

Marousi
Μαρούσι, Attica, Greece

"Big shopping center in Athens. This shopping mall is not exactly in the center, however the metro leaves you directly in front of it (Station: Neratziotissa)."

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