Pinsteps. The Trireme of the Athenian Fleet in a souvenir shop on Pandrossou street market
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The Trireme of the Athenian Fleet was a type of ancient Greek warship that was used during the classical period. It was named after its three rows of oars, which allowed the ship to reach high speeds and make quick manoeuvres on the water.

The Trireme was a vital part of the Athenian fleet. It was used in several significant naval battles during the classical period, including the Battle of Eurymedon and Salamis.

The Battle of Eurymedon was a naval battle fought between the forces of Athens and the Persian Empire in 466 BC. The battle took place near the mouth of the Eurymedon River in present-day Turkey and resulted in a decisive victory for the Athenian fleet. The victory at the Battle of Eurymedon solidified Athens' position as a significant naval power in the Aegean. It marked a turning point in the ongoing conflict between Athens and Persia.

The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle fought between the Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in 480 BC. It was a crucial battle in the Persian Wars and took place in the waters off the coast of Salamis, a small island near Athens. The Greek fleet, under the command of Themistocles, defeated the much more extensive Persian fleet, which marked a turning point in the war and ensured the survival of Greek independence and the birth of Western Civilization.

In Athens, the Trireme was seen as a symbol of the city's power and wealth, and it was also used as a tool for propaganda and political manoeuvring. The Trireme was depicted on coins and other forms of art, and it was also used in athletic and religious festivals.

Today, the Trireme of the Athenian Fleet is remembered as one of the most significant warships of ancient Greece. It continues to be studied and celebrated by historians, archaeologists, and enthusiasts of classical history. Whether as a symbol of Athenian power or as a testament to the ingenuity of ancient shipbuilding, the Trireme remains an integral part of the cultural heritage of Athens and Greece.

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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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