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
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
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.
“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 both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
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 covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.
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.
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...
“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...
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...
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....