Plaka – The Neighborhood of the Gods

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It wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to say that the oldest district of Athens, Plaka, might be one of the most unique, beautiful and historic neighborhoods on earth. Also known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods,” Plaka lies right under the cradle of Western civilization, the Acropolis…. READ MORE

10 Random Quick Facts #1

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The Tower of the Winds in Athens, which lies right under the Acropolis, is thought to be the first clock tower in history, constructed sometime between the 2nd century BC to 50 BC.  It contained eight sundials and a water clock, along with a wind vane…. READ MORE

Written in Human Blood: Draconian Laws and the Dawn of Democracy

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In ancient Greece, since laws were unwritten at first, the social pyramid’s elite of nobles and rich men interpreted and twisted the aforementioned laws for their own exclusive benefit. Of course, as usually happens in such cases, this elite claimed the laws were god-given, and subsequently, holy and to be blindly followed by all members of society…..Read More

60 Magnificent Places at Night

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Our world is a big place and we have only one life to see it all. The vast majority of people live ordinary lives and have ordinary jobs and bills to pay. Most average people won’t be able to visit more than handful of places during their lifetimes, which is why we’ve put together this gallery….Read More