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Guided tour by ActionPlus "Chiller's Athens – evening walk" September 10, 2023

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Guided tour by ActionPlus "Chiller's Athens – evening walk" September 10, 2023
2023 September 10
19:30

Guided tour by ActionPlus "Chiller's Athens – evening walk" September 10, 2023

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About

It all begins in 1834, when Athens is declared the capital of the newly formed Greek state. Within a few years, from the mud village with the few mud houses it turns into a beautiful European city.


Magnificent buildings, Pentelian marbles, griffins, sphinxes, Ionic columns, gilded decorations make up the puzzle of a city that so unjustly and frivolously destroyed its aesthetics. In this tour, we unravel the thread of the development of the physiognomy of the Greek urban space.

Its main shaper was Ernst Ziller, the German architect who renounced his birthplace of Saxony and adopted Athens as his second home. According to him the sun, the Attic sky and the monuments of Athens guided the talent and gave life to his works. Athens was to be the city that gave him glory, fame and money but also the one where he spent the last hours of his life penniless and bankrupt. The resourceful Ziller, the great architect, the craftsman, the designer, the technician who knew well the marble, the wood, the limestone, the researcher of antiquities managed to leave his architectural stamp indelible in our city.

A special guided tour, a journey through time with strong emotions, since we will have the opportunity to see and understand what remains of the peculiar Athenian neoclassicism but also what has been lost forever.

Meeting point / other details
At the entrance of the building of the National Library of Greece, 32 Panepistimiou, Athens, 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Exact instructions are sent by email one day before the event to participants who have paid their participation fee.
For any question, contact info@action-plus.gr or 210-3230102.

Reservations here (action-plus.gr/product/athina-neoklasikismos_ziller/)

When:

September 10, 2023 at 7:30 p.m

Tickets:

Regular: €15
Reduced: €12 especially for students

Where

Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue 32, National Library of Greece
Phone: 2103608597
Get directions

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