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18 07 - 2014

Visit Greece unveils Aristotle's Lyceum

Visit Greece recently unveiled a brand new tourist attraction in the heart of Athens, Aristotle's Lyceum, one of the oldest gymnasia in ancient Athens.

Offering an ideal setting for a stroll or relaxation, visitors can enjoy 11,500m² of peaceful surroundings housing fragrant plants such as rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, olive trees and pomegranate trees.

Aristotle's Lyceum features signs posted along remaining parts of the gymnasium's palaestra dated to the Roman times; two hypocaust chambers [ancient heating system]; a shaft and a well; the baths; the Ephebeum - Teaching Room; the Conisterium – where athletes powdered their bodies with dust or sand; the Elaeothesium – where athletes anointed their bodies with oil; and the Library.

Various benches are placed around the grounds allowing guests to sit back and relax. Visitors can also see the 130-seat belvedere where the terrain's grade offers a fine panoramic view.

The Lyceum of Aristotle will be open daily from 08:00 until 20:00 and is free of charge.

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