Repair work on the leaky glass dome that covers the Greek Parliament building in Athens which began last month is to continue until the autumn. Scores of workers are involved in the project to fix the dome, which also requires the use of a large crane. The construction of the building, which was designed by German architect Friedrich von Gartner, began in 1836 and ended in 1842.
Situated right at the foot of the Athens Acropolis, the Anafiotika neighborhood in Plaka was built by islanders from Anafi who came to the capital to work on the construction of King Otto's palace in the 1830s. On Friday, June 9, a tour will be provided of the picturesque neighborhood under the light of the first full moon of the summer. The tour will begin at 7.30 p.m.
For most travellers Greece is synonymous to sand, sea, sunshine and the majestic Greek islands. However, Athens can also offer tourists some great options, while en route to the dreamy Greek island on their itinerary. You soak up the rich history and incredible archeological sites the Greek capital is famous for.
The first documented case of Greek default was in the 4th century BC. Even in modern times, Greece has spent 90 out of its 196 years in financial crisis… let’s not forget that “chaos” is a Greek word.
4th century BC – 13 Greek city states borrowed from the Temple of Delos but most of the borrowers never made good on their loans and the temple suffered an 80% loss.