Athens, Greece- one city I was excited to visit, as it boasts an abundance of history, culture, architecture, mythology and philosophy. I love London, but summers are disappointing and I always crave for warmer days, so I jumped at the opportunity of visiting Athens with Visa.
I remember Athens from my high school days, its stories and mythology had always fascinated me plus it was the birth place of so many things: democracy, which means literally, rule by the people, the first stadium, Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro literal translation "beautiful marble"), it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, place of birth of the Olympic games. The modern Olympic Games were based on the ancient Greek Olympiad which is documented as far back as 776 BCE. For 1000 years, the ancient games were held at Olympia in honor of Zeus, the king of the gods in Greek mythology.Read More