Living side by side with history

For anyone who is interested in history or archaeology, Athens is a unique city. In every step, around every corner, testaments to the past wait silently for a look that will decipher the stories they have to tell. We are used to drinking our coffee next to where Socrates was sentenced to drink the hemlock, parking our cars against the city’s ancient walls, walk down a street where German occupation forces mowed a crowd of peaceful demostrators. The stories are so many that most of the time we push them aside, preoccupied by life’s everyday problems. For most of us it takes the inquiring look of a visitor to make us notice the wonders we walk past every day.

In the picture, commuters walk past displays of finds at the Egaleo Metro station.

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