Sights of Interest in Greece
Athens Planetarium22-02-2013 15:31A sight for kids and adults, enjoy and learn in Athens Planetarium, one of the biggests and best equipped digital planetariums in the world.
It has 280 seats which are equipped with an interactive unit which controls the display to ensure the greatest degree of comfort.
The central dome is 25 metres in diameter with a surface area of 935 metres and screen provides a 3-D 360 degree view.
The Living Planet – Duration 40 minutes.
It shows the deeper causes behind the ceaseless displacement of the tectonic plates which reshapes constantly the surface of our planet, what is the natural mechanism behind the earthquakes and the volcanic eruptions, the mechanism that generates and affects our Earth’s climate and how is the observed climate changes related to the Greenhouse Effect. All these and more about our solar system and why Earth evolved so differently from Vernus and Mars.
The Life of Trees – Duration 30 minutes
The show presents the fascinating world of trees and shows the importance of plants for life on earth, how trees grow, how they transport water against gravity to the top of the crown, and how they remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, producing at the same time oxygen. The story is presented by two quirky animated characters: a ladybug called Dolores and a firefly called Mike.
Tales of the Sky II – Duration 30 minutes
With the help of stars and constellations, the show "Tales of the Sky 2" visualises in a spectacular way the stories contained in Ovid's "Metamorphoses" (Transformations), regarding the "Four Ages of Man". Because even in ancient times, the observers of the starry night grouped together the brighter stars into easily recognisable patterns in order to make the night sky seem more familiar. On the clearest of nights the old stories connecting humans to the stars become alive and each constellation has its own story to tell.
Ancient Skies – Duration 30 minutes
Eugenides Planetarium's latest digital show invites you on a voyage through space and time to uncover the ideas and the knowledge that the ancient civilizations had for the heavens. "Ancient skies" consists of four parts, the first of which focuses on what can be learned about the "Sky of ancient Egypt", by studying its monuments. The second part is dedicated to the Minoan civilization developed in Knossos, Crete, and the island of Thera, while in the third part we travel back to Hellenistic Alexandria in Egypt and its celebrated Library and Lighthouse.
The Mystery of Life – Duration 40 minutes
How did life on Earth begin and what caused the immense diversity of its living species? Starting with the formation of our Solar System and the Earth, the Eugenides Planetarium's latest digital show attempts to answer these questions, inviting viewers on a fascinating journey.
Evolution – Duration 40 minutes
2500 years after the pre-Socratic philosophers first started to look for rational explanations of the natural phenomena, humanity’s scientific endeavor has led us to a fascinating conclusion: that every living organism, every planet and star, the Universe itself are all subject to the concept of Evolution. The latest production “Evolution” attempts to capture this all-encompassing concept by inviting its audience on a fascinating journey.
Window to the Univerce
The recent production “Windows to the Universe” highlights the different ways used by astronomers to unravel the secrets of the Cosmos. From Gallileo’s first observations to the giant ground-based telescopes of the future, and from the most powerful particle accelerators to our state-of-art space telescopes, humankind’s efforts to comprehend the inner workings of the Universe continue.
Shows are presented from Monday to Friday from 9.30 until 14.30 and 10.30 until 16.30 on Saturday and Sunday. A normal ticket cost 6 euros.
You will find Planetarium on Singrou Avenue 387, tel. +30 210 9469641 & 9469600
Aktaion - Writing gastronomic history since 1922
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
Parea Restaurant: a beautiful terrace for the perfect dinner.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
Classico takes the cocktail experience to another level!
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
Something old, something new.... Marmita combines them both!
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
Privacy on the vivid island of Santorini? Yes, you can have it!
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
Santorini has a secret... but we have to share it.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
Astakas restaurant and the Statue of Poseidon in Milos.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation...
Breakfast and brunch at Zaf cafe in Athens.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for...
Under the Spell of Greek Costume
For the second consecutive year, three dynamic bodies, the Benaki Museum, Costa Navarino and Athens International Airport, join forces for culture. Leveraging on the Benaki Museum collection of printed...
Lesvos has moved.. in Athens!
Two young men, Lefteris Antonakas and Andreas Karapatakis, leave Plomari of Lesvos where they grew up and open a store in the centre of Athens city, with traditional products of the North East Aegean....