Tower of the Winds at Plaka

The historic relation between Athens and arts

Apart from theater, history, democracy, strategy and definitely philosophy, Athens had always been the main source of inspiration for artists, intellectuals and people that adored what is today mentioned in international literature and academia as Classicism. Ancient Greeks were deeply religious people, that honored Gods in everyday life and offered them art masterpieces. This was an expression of a people that definitely had wealth, and could also master crafts and arts.
 Today a visitor that is walking among ruins, is one of all those who walked for all these centuries. Athens was visited by writers and scientists such as Christian Andersen, Sigmund Freud and Carl Yung.  All of them climbed the sacred Acropolis. Before them, Julius Caeser, Octavian Augustus and many others were coming to the city to see Parthenon with their own eyes and feel inside them inspired by the glory of the past – and future. 
Modern ruins have been restored with love and care by the Ministry of Culture and private donors. 
Since Athens has inspired hundreds of intellectuals that have been wondering around its Streets and Squares as we are today, we feel obliged to share all this art content with you. We try to follow the same visionary path as they did, focusing  on the importance of history and education for mankind. 

Art gifts and art souvenirs are available in many spots around Plaka and you can discover it while walking.