Mostly Athens after '50 is covered with high buildings, but still remain some hidden places that you can discover the modern history of Athens. Like this wounded building from bullets from December 1944, only two months the nazis troops left Greece. After the resignation of left ministers from the government without clear reason, the huge rally of 3rd December was shot from the police, 28 people killed and many wounded. This signaled the beginning of the "Dekemvrianá" (Greek: Δεκεμβριανά, "the December events"), a 37-day period of full-scale fighting in Athens between EAM fighters and smaller parts of ELAS, and the forces of the British army and the government. This has a result the kill of 70.000 people, a bad agreement between the leftist and the government, and prisons, exile, executes for thousand people that have involved in resistance against Nazis and in clashes during December 1944. Many places in Athens have still the remains, the wounds and the memories of the great resistant against nazis, and the bloody December of 1944, while Greece is already liberated...
Athens Riverside, Unspoiled Athens
Ilissos was a god in antiquity, his great importance for ancient Athenians made Fidias depict him as an old and wise man in Parthenons gable. Here is where Plato describes Socrates discussing with his student Faidros about love and rhetoric.
Now Ilissos lies beyond the city but, following our steps you can imagine his waters flowing again inspiring you to wonder about anything it may concerns you in our contemporary society.
Athens has a long history after the end of the roman antiquity that remains unknown. In this tour you will have the opportunity to learn about the Byzantine and Ottoman history of this city that has a lot stories to tell in those who like to see. The way that medieval Greece made it' s stake through history is quiet different than Europe's, from this era churches, mosques and hamams stood through the centuries for telling us their stories.. Let' s discover them...