Athens

Acropolis Museum

Situated at the cradle of great concepts that defined the world’s history, the landmark Acropolis Museum offers a deep insight into Athens rich history. Awe-inspiring exhibits that withstood the ravages of time along with the museum's exquisite architecture constitute the perfect setting to embark on a unique journey in time. Awarded multiple times for its contribution to contemporary culture, the museum offers a stupendous view to nearby historical points of interest. 

Panathenaic Stadium 

Once hosting the Panathenaic Games to honor goddess Athena and later used to accommodate the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896, the marble stadium has its own history to share with the visitors. The Panathenaic Stadium now offers its splendor to cultural events and concerts. If you are looking for a hands-on experience, you can enjoy a morning jogging inside this historical site!

Syntagma Square

Maybe the most famous square in Greece, Syntagma Square is situated just across the Greek Parliament. The Square is a favorite meeting place among Athenians, as it offers quite a springboard to explore the city of Athens, with Ermou Street shopping center being just a stone’s throw from Syntagma Metro Station. Syntagma Square has definitely its own distinct character with many cafes around to take a breath during your sightseeing. 

Lycabettus Hill

Situated in the city’s center, Lycabettus Hill offers a peaceful getaway from Athens bustle and hustle. There are many spots where you can enjoy the mesmerizing city view and stroll around the beautiful setting. The theater of Lycabettus hosts many concerts and events, especially during the summer months. There is also a restaurant nearby offering romantic vistas to the capital. 

Monastiraki

Nestled in the heart of Athens, the colorful area of the capital becomes an attractive meeting place for the locals and the tourists alike. With Acropolis and Plaka just a breath away, Monastiraki area is the perfect place for strolls in its quaint streets. Unwind in a shopping spree as the neighborhood feature an astonishing array of shops where you can find anything. From sparking jewelry to whimsical mementos, Monastiraki has something for everyone. Going there on Sunday is highly recommended as the area becomes a vast flea market!

Parthenon 

A world-renowned landmark, Parthenon was built between 447 and 438 BC. Ancient Athens splendor is depicted perfectly in a magnificent edifice that still overcomes the visitor with a sense of awe. Standing proudly at the top of the Acropolis, Parthenon was built by architects Iktinos and Kallikrates. Sculptor Pheidias conceived the temple's decoration and the prestigious chryselephantine statue of Athena. In its innovative interior, the Athenians were keeping the city’s gold. The temple featured ninety-two metopes adorned with earliest sculptures of Parthenon. A cultural landmark not to missed out while visiting Athens!

Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus

Situated at the heart of Athens, where most of the historical landmarks lie, Ancient Agora of Athens is located in Thissio area. Agora flourished as a place of political, religious, commercial and cultural activities through the centuries. At first, it was a residential and burial area during the Neolithic Period; thus it showcases a long history. The most prominent site you ‘ll find there is the temple of Hephaestus. Encompassing the Doric architectural style, the temple is the best-preserved monument of Agora, crowning the hill of Kolonos Agoraios. The temple was dedicated to two gods, Hephaestus and Athena and its construction started in 449 BC.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus 

Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built between 160 AD – 174 AD by Herodes Atticus, a city's prominent benefactor. The remarkable architectural landmark was an ode to his late wife Rigilla and it still hosts some of the most prestigious musical events that take place in Athens. In contrast to the nearby Theatre of Dionysos,  Odeon of Herodes Atticus features Roman arches, that distinctively adorn the edifice. Just take a stroll to the magnificent Thissio area, and you ‘ll come across this impressive historical structure, situated beneath the slopes of the Acropolis.

National Garden and Zappeion

Located in the heart of the lively Athens,  the National Garden is an oasis of greenery, duck ponds and playgrounds that lie behind the Greek parliament. This beautiful park used to be Queen Amalia’s favorite place back in 1839. It still offers a scenic setting to lay back and relax after a stroll in Athens center. Zappeion Garden can be considered the continuation of National Garden, featuring the Zappeion structure. Within its premises, many prestigious events are held, while the area is beautifully adorned with statues. Just take a break from your sightseeing and indulge in a haven of serenity at Athens’s bustling center. 

Kolonaki area 

Athens center isn't all about historical landmarks and sightseeing. You can take a brief break from your exploration of the city’s cultural sites and immerse yourself in a shopping spree. The beautiful neighborhood of Kolonaki hosts an impressive array of prestigious international and local brands, offering the perfect place for the fashion aficionados. The area is also famous for its fine dining restaurants and elegant cafes that dot its narrow streets. 
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