Austria: Getting to Know Greece Through the Radio

archaeological sitesA public Austrian Radio Broadcaster presented a beautiful tribute to various historical sites in Greece, entitled “The Navel of the Earth.” The “Atmosphere” radio show recognized the importance of Greek culture through an educational journey around classical Greece.

Austria’s public radio is one of the most in important news and culture broadcasters across Europe. The tribute to Greece was produced by the broadcaster’s famous partner Nikolaus Scholz and it made reference to Acropolis and its state of the art museum, Delphi and the legend of Pythia, Meteora and the monasteries which are known around their world for their originality and breathtaking view.

Furthermore, the show included detailed descriptions of archaeological sites that played an important role to the ancient and modern Greek culture, as well as historical references and detailed information provided by tour guides and other experts such as Georg Ladstaetter, archaeologist at the Austrian Archaeological Institute of Athens. Ladstaetter offered a tour around the Museum of Acropolis and informed the audience about the current archaeological excavations that are taking place on the Greek island of Aegina.

Finally, after the tour around the Museum of Acropolis, the show made reference to a major part of Athens, its central market, called Varvakeios, describing the daily routine of the people who work there.