The Great Blog Train

Hello everybody! What a great way to start the new year! We are co-hosting the Great Blog Train blog hop, and we are super excited! Wellcome to our blog, welcome to Athens!

All Aboard!!!
The Great Blog Train

A monthly blog hop departing from your online train station on the first Wednesday of every month!
 Great Blog Train

The Great Blog Train has 7 Engineers
plus a "Destination Co-host"!!
If you link up that means your blog will be seen on 8 different blogs!!!

Please meet our Destination Co-host:
Antonia from "Crazy Tourists Blogging"

This month we will be travelling to ATHENS, GREECE
Also, remember to visit the DINING CAR on one of the Engineer's blogs!

If you are interested in being a Co-host for the Great Blog Train then please click HERE and fill out the form (THANK YOU!!)


The Great Blog Train's Great Giveaway!!!

1 Lucky winner will win the following:
- $15 Paypal Cash
- 1 Sidebar Ad Space on God's Growing Garden $10 value
- "My Cookie Creation Countdown" ebook - cookie recipes for every season -  $3 value

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Destination: Athens, GREECE

As you probably already know, Athens (Athína[aˈθina] in modern greek and ἈθῆναιAthēnai in ancient greek) is the capital (and the largest) city of Greece. Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years and the earliest human presence around 11th-7th millenium BC. Classical Athens was a poerfull city-state, a centre for the arts and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, the cradle of western civilazation and the birthplace of democracy (mainly due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC).  
Acropolis of Athens
The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city! Ancient monuments ans works of arts can be found everywhere, with the Parthenon beeing its "crown jewel", a temple dedicated to the godess of wisdom Athena, the patron godess of the city. The city also retains Roman, Byzantine and a few Ottoman monuments.
View of the Parthenon
Athens is home of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the Daphni Monastery
Athens is home of the National Archaelogical Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek Antiquities ans the new Acropolis Museum. Important landmarks of the modern era (dating back to 1834, the establishment of Athns as the capital city of the newly found Greek state) are the Hellenic Parliament, the National Library of Greece, the Athens University, the Academy of Athens.
From upper left: the Acropolis, the Hellenic Parliament, the Zappeion, the Acropolis Museum,Monastiraki Square, Athens view towards the sea
In 1896 Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic games and in 2004 the city welcome the Games again! 

The Athens Metropolitan Area, covers 2,928.717 sq km (1,131 sq mi) and is the most populated region of the country, with 3,827,627 inhabitants according the 2011 census while being, at the same time, one of its smallest regions. 

You can learn more about the city, its past and modern history by following these links:
City of Athens
This is Athens

Visit Greece

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Linking up to the Train is as easy as
1, 2, 3!
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Ο χρήστης Unknown είπε…
Τί ωραίο πάρτυ που φιλοξενείτε σήμερα!!!!
Καλή σας Διασκέδαση!
Δυστυχώς δεν θα συμμετέχω, μιας και δεν γράφω πλέον τις αναρτήσεις μου στα Αγγλικά!
Φιλάκια πολλά!
Ο χρήστης Ανώνυμος είπε…
Hello! I am visiting your blog because I saw it on the train hop starting at God's Growing Garden. I've wanted to visit Greece ever since I saw the James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only." It looks like such a beautiful place.

I am following your blog now by GFC.
Ο χρήστης Sunnefa είπε…
Hey! Visiting from the blog train bloghop :-) Athens seems like such a beautiful city, I've always wanted to go there :-)
Following you now on Twitter and Pinterest
Sunnefa @
Ο χρήστης Crazy Tourists είπε…
Martha δεν πειράζει! Ευχαριστώ που πέρασες! Καλή χρονιά!

Jane thank you for visiting my blog!! I hope you will find things that you like! Greece is really beautiful, especialy the countryside (the islands, the mountains...). I hope you will make it here some day!

Hello Sunnefa! Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope that some day you will visit Greece, you will have a great time here!

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