Greece, the southernmost country on the European mainland, is the ultimate summer experience for tourists. Tourists usually spend no more than 2 days in Athens before moving on. There is, however, an unknown Athens. This course will introduce the potential traveller to the Ancient Agora, the Antiques Market Place, Old Parliament House and the Numismatic Museum.
- The Ancient Agora in the Plaka area of Athens – The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill.
- The Antiques market place in Plaka area of Athens which becomes a real flea market, usually on a Sunday and where you can find anything from everywhere and anywhere. Many sellers are refugees from Russia, Eastern Europe, Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey.
- The Old Parliament House at Stadiou Street in Athens, housed the Greek Parliament between 1875 and 1935. It now houses the country’s National Historical Museum.
- The Numismatic Museum – former House of Heinrich Schliemann. The Numismatic Museum in Athens is one of the most important museums of Greece and houses one of the greatest collections of coins, ancient and modern, in the world. The museum itself is housed in the mansion of the archaeologist.,
PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end if this course, students should be able to:
- Be aware of places of interest that may not be promoted in the travel brochures.
<p>Greece, the southernmost country on the European mainland, is the ultimate summer experience for tourists. Tourists usually spend no more than 2 days in Athens before moving on. There is, however,...