Apokrias is a time for festive preparation before the 40 days of fasting during lent. The term literally means "good bye to meat." Apokrias is celebrated in part to honor the God of Wine and Feast, Dionysos. People dress up in costumes, wear masks, and confetti fills the air.
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The city that is home to many thinkers and philosophers of the ancient world is classical and charming. Athens, the place where the modern Olympic games started has a rich heritage to savor with pride. The Roman and Byzantine monuments of early periods effortlessly blend here with the modern day amenities of the new city. Don't forget to visit the Dionysos Theatre, the world's oldest theater in the world.