1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map


Greece is proud of its modernity and its antiquity alike, celebrates both in this pavilion. The long front of the building reflects the nation's classical heritage. Wide steps lead up to a vast pedimented doorway, above which men and chariots parade in a frieze 120 feet long. Inside, the visitor finds evidence of the modern nations accomplishments. Large photo-murals give a view of the Athens of today as seen through the pillars of the Parthenon. Other displays reflect the nation's industrial development, agricultural progress and contemporary sculpture and ceramics. Several shops sell Greek products, and there is a restaurant.

* Admission: free.
* Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; restaurant, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. 
GIFTS FROM GREECE. In the exhibit hall are depicted early Greece's innumerable contributions to civilization. Maps of the Mediterranean area and the Middle East detail the nation's commerce, explorations and ancient colonies, as well as the spread of the Greek language. The great Greeks who helped to formulate Western thought are shown in portraiture.
RESTAURANT. By day the Hermis offers Middle Eastern cookery which may be eaten on a terrace that is adjacent to the pavilion. By night, the terrace becomes an outdoor extension of the restaurant; while patrons dine on Greek food under the stars, wandering minstrels strum and sing.
SHOPS. Replicas of museum pieces are for sale, as are honey, rugs, etc.


A sound-and-light show dramatizes Greek contributions to Western thought; a terrace restaurant serves national specialties.

The classical facade of the building is topped by a 120-foot frieze of classical motifs. Inside, replicas of Greek sculptures are on display. Shops sell Greek products.

"SOUND AND LIGHT." A 15-minute show -- which uses music, sound, lights and a model of the Acropolis -- dramatizes the Greeks' contribution to Western thought.
THE RESTAURANT. Patrons may dine on Greek food under the stars as strolling entertainers sing.
Admission: free; a small charge is made for the sound-and-light show.

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