The first meteorological station in the world reopened its doors: The Tower of Winds in Plaka is here again!
The oldest meteorological station in the world which calculated the weather and time, for the first time in modern history is open to visitors …
The Tower of the Winds, also called horologion (horologe), is an octagonal Pentelic marble tower on the Roman agora in Athens.
The high-resolution photo of James Robertson in 1853-1854 reflects the famous Timetable of Winds and watch Elgin (picture below). The beautiful monument built by Greek astronomer Andronicus from Cyrrhus of Macedonia in the first half of the 1st century BC.
Specialized maintenance and repair work carried out by the permanent maintenance staff of the Inspectorate of Antiquities of Athens, inside the monument and under the NSRF project “Conservation and Promotion of the Clock of Andronikos Kyrristou, the archaeological site of Athens Roman Agora.”
The famous Horologium of Andronicus Kyrristou building had nine solar clocks and due to its “planetarium” mechanism is one of the most important monuments of Athens.