ATHINA "Ω ται λιπαραί και ιοστέφανοι και αοίδιμοι, Ελλάδος έρεισμα, κλειναί, Αθήναι, δαιμόνιον πτολίεθρον !". Πίνδαρος "Ω συ λαδόλαμπη και ιοστέφανη ξακουστή Αθήνα, χιλιοτραγουδισμένο της Ελλάδος στήριγμα, δαιμόνια πόλη!". Πίνδαρος
No other city contributed more to the human civilization than Athens. This is the land where Socrates, Plato, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and a lot more were born. This is the land where humanism and democracy were born. The spiritual light that Athens created will live for ever.
THE ORACLE OF DELPHI Delphi was an ancient Greek town where there was the most important oracle of the ancient world. The town is mentioned from the Homeric Ages known as Pytho. In the beginning of the historic ages it was a town of the ancient Phocis but later it became the panhellenic centre and a sacred town of the ancient Greeks. It was also the centre of the Delphic Amphictiony. Delphi held an important position until the end of the 4 th century A.D. when the oracle closed by the decree of the emperor Theodosius I. In the next centuries the town declined and it was abandoned during the period of the slavic invasion.
OLYMPIA Olympia was a town in ancient Greece well known for the Olympic Games which were compared to Pythia held in Delphi. The Olympic Games date back in 776 B.C. and they were held every four years. In 394 A.D. the Byzantine emperor Theodosius I forbid the games as a fact of paganism. In Olympia there was the gold and ivory statue of Zeus created by Phidias known as one of the seven wonders in ancient times.