Explore historic Athens with a virtual reality tour
One of the most amazing cities in Europe is Athens, the capital of the modern nation of Greece which also has a colorful and varied history dating back thousands of years. While the sights of the city are truly impressive with some amazing ancient buildings and beautiful gardens, seeing these can be a case of joining a throng of visitors, but if you take a virtual reality tour of Athens, you can enjoy them all from the comfort of your home. There have been people living and working in the area around the historic center for at least five thousand years, making the city a fascinating place to explore.
While it can be difficult to match the experience of seeing the Acropolis up close and personal, the amazing historic center of the city is replicated in cinematic virtual reality that brings the viewer right into the location. The columns and spectacular surroundings of the area has drawn visitors for centuries, and the views from the Acropolis over the rest of the city really help to show what a special area this is. There are several historic buildings that make up the complex which is widely acclaimed as the birthplace of modern culture and civilization, and it is no surprise that it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
While the Acropolis may be the historic heart of the city, it is the vibrant regenerated area of Omonia which holds the pulse of the city, where many of the city’s university students reside. A virtual tour of Athens city center will also take in the National Archeological museum, which is also based in this part of the city. The area is also reproduced in lovely cinematic virtual reality, which gives virtual visitors a real flavor of the modern city, with its cafes, boutiques and charming shopping areas.
The National Gardens Of Greece
At the heart of Athens, the National Gardens of Greece are an island of natural beauty in this huge bustling city, and even seeing the site as a part of the virtual tour of Athens city provides a respite from the busy center. The garden was first commissioned in the mid nineteenth century by the Queen of Greece at the time, and has been open to the public for nearly a century. The rows of trees and the wonderfully manicured areas of the city help to make this a lovely place to see, with the gardens interspersed with historic statues and archeological artifacts.
The Temple Of Zeus And Surrounding Landmarks
This was once one of the most impressive religious buildings in Athens, dedicated to the worship of Zeus, and was constructed around the fifth century BC. While the building itself has long since crumbled, the ruins are displayed in cinematic virtual reality, which help to bring the site to life. The nearby Olympic Stadium dating from 1896 is another interesting place to explore, while Hadrian’s Arch is another nearby landmark.