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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-11-26

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] New archaeological finds discovered during electric rail line's maintenance
  • [02] The pre-eminent alpine destination of Metsovo

  • [01] New archaeological finds discovered during electric rail line's maintenance

    (ANA-MPA) -- Árchaeological finds were located during maintenance works on the electric train (ISAP) line tracks in the eponymous Thission district of central Athens, which lies on the boundary of the Acropolis archaeological site and near the ancient Agora and Forum.

    An announcement on Friday informed passengers that the Monastiraki-Thission section of the line will open after the conclusion of the Archaeological Service's excavations.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [02] The pre-eminent alpine destination of Metsovo

    Metsovo, the renowned mountainside village straddling the Pindus mountain range where Epirus converges with western Macedonia and Thessaly, ranks as one of the pre-eminent winter and alpine destinations in Greece.

    Standing at an altitude of 1,156 metres and overlooking a steep valley below, Metsovo serves as the seat of the nearby region and hosts a year-round population of 6,000.

    According to the Egnatia Epirus Foundation, Metsovo is first mentioned in 1380 A.D. in the chronicles of brothers Proclus and Comnenus.

    Initially a small settlement, the town later prospered due to its excellent location, while Metsovo's 20th century economic and cultural development was decisively boosted by the Creation of the Baron Michail Tositsa Foundation in 1948, by the benefactor himself.

    The town and the surrounding region is still a centre of manufacturing of traditional and handmade woven textiles, embroideries, carpets and blankets.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form


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