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Rigillis

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  • Day13

    Syntagma Square

    October 4, 2017 in Greece

    Today was Athens Tours a la Tourist. The day started with a metro ride to Syntagma Square, the central square on the steps of parliament house. Parliament house was originally a palace. It was initially built as the residence of King Otto but has been used as the house of parliament since 1934. Historically and socially this square has significant importance to Greeks.

    The name comes from the uprising in 1843 when the military gathered in the square and demanded a constitution from King Otto. Unsurprisingly Syntagma means constitution.

    Within the square you can find the tomb of the unknown solider which is guarded by Evzones. These men are elaborated dressed complete with pompoms on their shoes. Every hour there is a changing of the guard, and they do some crazy marching complete with high kicks.

    We then strolled through the botanical gardens taking in the beautiful Zappieon (yellow building) which is used for meetings, ceremonies and private functions.
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  • Day9

    Changing of the guards, Syntagma

    July 2, 2016 in Greece

    Every hour, 24 hrs a day, there is a chaining of the guards ceremony at the Parliament building, Syntagma. Syntagma is located on the city center. They guards are called Evzones and they wear traditional uniforms form the 1800s. The Evzones kilt-like 'foustanela' has 400 pleats in it that represent the 400 years of Turkish occupation.

  • Day17

    I was lucky enough to be in Athens this summer during an Ai Wei Wei exhibit held at the Cycladic Art museum. His artwork was held in a private floor of the museum as well as being scattered among the permanent collection. His work is deeply political and his criticism of Chinese politics is clearly evident. His use of natural materiel, sucg as wood, marble, and glass makes his work a unique fit with the Cycladic antiquities.Read more

  • Day17

    Museum of Cycladic Art

    July 10, 2016 in Greece

    Amazing collection of artifacts dating as far back as 40O0 BC. The museum is state of the art and houses an impressive collection. Definitely worth the entry fee. The front of the building is a neoclassical mansion and it connects with a neighboring building from the interior. The collection focuses primarily on artifacts found in the Cycladic islands. There is also a floor devoted to artifacts from the island of Cyprus.Read more

  • Day17

    Museum of Cycladic Art, continued

    July 10, 2016 in Greece

    The main mansion exhibition space is reserved for travelling exhibitions. The neighboring building is divided into 6 floors. Top two levels house a private gallery and an auditorium, which were not open to the public. The first floor houses Cycladic art. The second floor houses ancient Greek art. The third houses Cypriot art dating back from 4000BC. The fourth floor features artifacts sealing with daily life in antiquity.Read more

  • Day2

    National Gardens, Athens Greece

    June 17, 2016 in Greece

    We needed some shade so we walked up the hill to enjoy the National Garden. Enroute we were enticed to partake in the "free wifi, cool AC and good food" of a cafe by a man on stilts. Promising to come back, we made our way to the gardens to cool off under the trees for a bit. Realizing we were close to The Temple of Zeus we made our way there, established that it was part of our ticket package and got a few cool pics. Again, Nikki was a wealth of knowledge but some of us were past absorbing much more. The tall man was calling and the cafe lived up to all his promises plus it was very economical. Then it was back to the hotel for another rest.Read more

  • Day3

    Nationalgarten

    April 16 in Greece

    Der Nationalgarten ist ein öffentlicher Garten in der Nähe des Syntagma-Platzes in Athen. Als ehemaliger Schlossgarten grenzt er im Nordwesten an das frühere Stadtschloss und heutige Parlamentsgebäude, im Süden an das Zappeion. Der staatliche Garten wurde 2004 für 90 Jahre der Stadt Athen zur kostenfreien Nutzung überlassen, die Pflege wird ehrenamtlich vom Verein Politistikos Organismos "Neon" getragen.Read more

  • Day9

    Ethnikos Kypos - National Gardens

    July 2, 2016 in Greece

    Located next to the Parliament building (syntagma), the national garden is a large public space where locals and visitors can take a break from the busy city. The gardens encompass 38 acres.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Rigíllis, Rigillis, Ρηγίλλης

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