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Discover the oldest street in the Greek capital of Athens and Europe

Discover the oldest street in the Greek capital of Athens and Europe

The oldest street in Athens, and the whole of Europe, is about 2,500 years old — and is located in the Plaka neighborhood on the storied slopes of Acropolis Hill, according to greekreporter.com.
A big part of today’s Tripodon Street is a continuation of the ancient way and, amazingly, it maintains the same name. This incredible fact is even mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Tripodon Street was one of the broadest streets in ancient Athens, six meters (nearly 18 feet) wide, and was the shortest way to travel from the Theater of Dionysus to the Agora.
It started at the entrance of the Temple of Dionysus, went around the Acropolis to the east, crossed the northern part of the hill, and ended at the Agora.
The ancient street was regularly crossed by the nighttime torch processions in honor of the god Dionysus.
It took its name from the copper tripods that were placed along its sides. The street’s name was even mentioned by the ancient historian Pausanias.
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Source: tornosnews.gr/en/

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