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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-08-08

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  • [01] Fortress of Larissa to be restored
  • [02] Parthenon, Santorini in list of 'must-see' destinations

  • [01] Fortress of Larissa to be restored

    The Fortress of Larissa, one of the most important monuments of Argos, designated a Byzantine monument since 1922, is currently being restored, after falling into disarray from extensive excavations that began in the middle of the 20th century.

    The fortress, named after the nymph Larissa, daughter of the mythical Pelasgus, is situated at the top of Fortress Hill, at an elevation of 287 meters, west of the city.

    Although not an organised archaeological site, the citadel attracts a large number of visitors annually.

    That, however, is about to change, as the 25th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities aims to reorganise the Fortress as an "archaeological site and monument".

    The interventions have been designed so as to enable the site to remain open to visitors.

    [02] Parthenon, Santorini in list of 'must-see' destinations

    ANA-MPA -- The Parthenon temple on the Athens Acropolis and the island of Santorini have been included in the Smithsonian magazine's 'bucket list' of 43 "places to see before you die".

    Detailed descriptions of both destinations are posted on the Smithsonian's website, along side those for the temples of Angkor Wat, the Pyramids of Giza, Ephesus, the Galapagos islands and another few dozens destinations that the magazine considers every traveller should visit at least once in their lifetime.


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