Pinsteps. Lekythoi as a common ceramic souvenir in Pandrossou street market
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Red and white ceramics are a distinctive style of pottery produced in ancient Athens. The ceramics were typically made of clay and were decorated with bold, contrasting patterns of red and white. This style of pottery was popular from the 6th to the 4th centuries BCE and was used for various purposes, including serving food and storing liquids.

Red and white ceramics were prized for their beauty and durability and exported throughout the ancient Mediterranean. In Athens, they were often used as grave goods and found in sanctuaries and public buildings.

The most common vessel in the ancient world was the Lekythos, a Greek pottery used for storing oil and other liquids. The lekythos was a tall, narrow vessel with a narrow neck and a handle, and it was typically decorated with scenes from daily life, mythology, or nature.

Lekythoi were produced in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they were used for a range of purposes, including the storage of aromatic oils, cosmetics, and medicines. They were also used in religious rituals and were often placed in graves as offerings to the dead.

Lekythoi were made throughout the ancient Greek world, and they are considered to be some of the finest examples of ancient Greek pottery. The style and decoration of lekythos varied from region to region and period, providing a unique window into the daily life, culture, and beliefs of ancient Greece.

Today, lekythos are highly prized by collectors and museums, and they are considered to be essential artefacts of ancient Greek art and culture. Whether as works of art or as objects of historical significance, lekythos continue to be a necessary part of the cultural heritage of Greece and the ancient world.

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Athens: walking through history. My trip to Athens on Feb 11, 2023

A walking trip through the streets of Athens can be a fantastic way to dive into the rich history of this ancient city. Here is a trial that explores some of the most exciting sites in Athens:

  1. Start at Athina Avenue and head towards Monastiraki Street. This lively street is lined with shops and street vendors selling various goods, including souvenirs, clothing, and jewellery.

  2. Take a stroll down the lane and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling marketplace. From Monastiraki Street, continue to the Plaka neighbourhood, one of the oldest and most charming neighbourhoods in Athens. The Plaka is known for its narrow, winding streets, picturesque houses, and traditional Greek tavernas. Visit the old house of the Venizelos family, a historic building once the home of the famous Greek politician Eleftherios Venizelos.

  3. From the Plaka, head up to the Anafiotika district, a charming neighbourhood built on the slopes of the Acropolis. Here you can visit some of the most delicious restaurants in Athens, offering traditional Greek cuisine and breathtaking views of the city.

  4. After exploring the Anafiotika district, make your way to the southern slope of the Acropolis, where you can see the ruins of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysus.

  5. End your walking trip by visiting the Areopagus and Pnyx Hills, two historic sites located just outside the city centre. The Areopagus Hill was once a seat of the judicial court in ancient Athens and is also associated with the spread of Christianity into Greece. Pnyx Hill was the location of the assembly of the people, where citizens gathered to discuss and vote on important political matters. From these two hills, you will see breathtaking views of the city in the sunset and gain a deeper understanding of its rich history and cultural heritage.

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