Tourists Greek Culture Climb…

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The Hellenic Olympic Committee was proud to announce that the Panathenaic Stadium, opened its gates for the public after many years. The Panathenaic Stadium was a classical cultural and touristic monument of Greece. Its history is directly connected to the Modern Olympic Games, from their revival in 1896 until the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. It was also the place from which the Olympic Flame was delivered to all the Olympic Games, Winter, Summer and Youth.
The goal of The Hellenic Olympic Committee was to make the Stadium a main tourist attraction and to promote the Climbing athletic spirit to the youth by organizing athletic and cultural events for children.

Nomads and Pilgrims Afar…

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House of the Virgin Mary

Catholic pilgrims visit the House of the Virgin Mary based on the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this stone house by Saint John and lived there until her Assumption (according to Catholic doctrine), or Dormition (according to Orthodox belief). The shrine has merited several papal Apostolic Blessings and visits from several popes… the earliest pilgrimage coming from Pope Leo XIII in 1896, and the most recent in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. Sacred Cusp.