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The Monastery is the second oldest in Greece built in 1017 and renovated 1088, built by Alexius Comnenus I. It is literally hanging on the cliff side 300 m above the sea. The monastery was created as an ode to the Grace of Panagia, known as the Virgin Mary, which is the patron saint of the island. […]
The statue is the creation of sculptor Constantin Popovici, represents Prometheus with lightning in his hands, a symbol of the electrical power produced at the underground plant built together with the dam in 1965. Symbolically, Prometheus gives electricity to the people in the valley of the Arges River. Prometheus is said to have been the titan who […]
In Romania during the Communist Era, grand soviet-style apartment structures were built all over. In 1987 when they were constructing a majestic boulevard in the city of Alba Iulia, they noticed one of the buildings got in the way. The expense of replacing the building was cheaper than demolishing and reconstructing it from scratch. They resolved to […]
The founder of Penthouse magazine, invested million US dollars in the project and officially opened the Penthouse Adriatic Club casino located in the hotel in 1972.
The king of the kingdom of Macedonia from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. He was the father of Alexander the Great and Philip III. His assassination by a royal bodyguard, Pausanias, led to the immediate succession of his son Alexander, who would go on to invade the Achaemenid Empire in his father’s stead. Οne […]
The arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. It was constructed in 27 BC – 68 AD and is among the world’s six largest surviving Roman arenas. A rare example among the 200 surviving Roman amphitheaters, it is also the best preserved ancient […]
The castle is the center of Skanderbeg’s rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Inside the castle is the Teqe of Dollme of the Bektashi, the National Skanderbeg Museum, the remains of the Fatih Sultan Mehmed mosque and its minaret, an ethnographic museum and a Turkish bath. Ottoman troops attacked it thrice, in 1450, 1466 and 1467, but failed […]