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he Hellenic Gold workshop is located on Voulis 5 & Kolokotroni street, just behind the Old Parliament which is now the Museum of History, on the south west side of Constitution square. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 7.00 p.m. Saturday: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Disabled Visitor Access: The workshop is designed to meet the standards required for people with special needs.

Hellenic Gold "Voulis 5" in Athens exists for a century in the area of manufacturing jewellery and has proven to create masterpieces. For every piece manufactured either standardized or crafted, pure 22c and 18c, gold and choice of the best precious stones are used.

Theatre: The original theatre dates from the 5c Bc but it was remodeled 300 years later by the Romans who refurbished the orchestra and the stage. The 35 terraces of seats could accommodate 5000spectators who came to watch the "mysteries" re-enacting the struggle between Apollo and the Python as well as to hear recitals in honor of the god.

View from Arachova, traditional mountain village on the slopes of Parnassos. It is a winter resort for the Athenians.

There are about 800 towers, isolated or grouped in villages, the oldest go back to the 15th c, their height increased with the power of the family that built them. They were constructed of irregularly shaped blocks of stone, about 15m-25m/50ft-80ft high and square in shape, they comprised three or four rooms. one above the other, linked by ladders and trap doors. Windows were small and few in number and the top floor was crenellated so that tower looked like a castle keep. The greatest concentration of towers is to be found in Kita and Vathia in the south.

Jane is a well known guide in Nafplion. In this photo she is sightseeing the Palamidi Castle.

Islet of Bourdgi, small rock island fort at the entrance to the port 450m from land. It was first fortified in 1471 by the Venetians on plans by Campbell, to protect the harbor entrance and connected to the fort at Acronauplia by heavy chain which prevented enemy shipping from entering the port. The chief defense is a strong polygonal tower topped by a gun platform.

The theatre, the most outstanding in the ancient world owing to the beauty of its setting, its magnificent lines and harmonious proportions. It was built in the 4c by the Argive architect, Polykleitos and is set into the north slope of Mount Harani facing the valley sacred of Asklepios. In 1954 it was restored to take modern productions of the ancient repertory as well as musical recitals at which Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) and Maria Callas have performed.Epidavros Festival - In summer late June to late August at weekends) the plays of the Greek dramatics are performed in the theatre. Tel: 2753022026 Monday-Thursday 9.00-14.00 & 17.00-20.00, Friday- Saturday 9.30-21.30 Entrance Fee: from 20 to 50 Euros.

Set on a bluff in the centre of a plain, the fortress of Tiryns is a Cyclopean structure dating from the 18cBC, a well preserved masterpiece of ancient military architecture. Like Mycenae it came under Perseus' rule, then it was governed by the son of Perseus and Andromeda, Alkaios, who was succeeded by Amphitryon. Amphitryon: king of Tiryns, had married his cousin Alkmene. Zeus who was captivated by Alkmene's beauty, took advantage of one of Amphitryon's absence to introduce himself to Alkmene disguised as her husband. Following her union with first a god and then a mortal Alkmene gave birth to two sons: the one, lacking in ability, was called Iphikles and took after Amphitryon while the other, brave and strong, was called Heracles (Hercules) and took after Zeus.

Dodoni (Ancient Dodoni grew out of a sanctuary dedicated to Zeus where a famous oracle flourished from the second millennium BC until the 4c BC. this oracle made known its pronouncements through the whispering of the breeze, known as Helloi or Selloi. The theatre one of the largest (130m/427ft broad by 22m/72ft high) and one of the best preserved of ancient Greece. It was originally constructed in the late 3c BC, destroyed in 219 BC and rebuilt in the reign of Phillip V of Macedon (221 - 179 BC). Under the Romans it was transformed into an arena for gladiatorial and animal combats, at this time the arena was separated from the public by a wall which is still in place.


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