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Tourist Places In Athens

The great city of Athens is referred to as the cradle of western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Although it is now a dazzling metropolis and hub of urban commercialization, much of Athens attractions are rooted in the classical era. Home to one of the world’s oldest mythologies and subsequent great empires, the recorded history of Athens spans over 3400 years at least.  Churches, ancient temples and ruins of vintage architectures from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods make up most of the Athens sightseeing.

The places to visit in Athens are so many that it is difficult to pick few of them and put them in a list. However, here are the Athens points of interests that one should never miss.

1. The Acropolis and the Parthenon

It is difficult to step foot in Athens and not be charmed by the looming figure of the Parthenon amidst the Acropolis, rising above the city in the distance. It is by far the best and most visited Athens tourist destination. Built, battered and rebuilt multiple times since its inception in the Neolithic times, the capital of ancient Greece now stands as a remnant of a lavish and scattered ancient metropolis. The Acropolis is centered by the architectural and mythical marvel Parthenon, the Doric temple for the city’s patron goddess Athena.

2. National Archaeology Museum

The National Archaeological Museum is the flagship museum of Greece and a must-visit Athens tourist attraction. Housed within a neoclassical building in the center of the city, the Museum takes you on a journey from the earliest Neolithic period including Cycladic and Mycenaean periods up to the classical era of Athens. Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Greek – there are old artifacts from every style of art. This museum is often visited along with the Byzantine Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Numismatics Museum. Each of them is unique Athens destinations in their own way.

3. Olympieion, the Temple of Zeus

Dedicated to the King of the Greek Gods and the God of Thunder, the Olympieion is the largest ancient temple in Greece. Though it often gets eclipsed by the popularity and grandeur of the Parthenon, Olympieion is certainly among the best Athens places to visit. Out of the hundred enormous columns that Emperor Hadrian had built, befitting the stature of the God himself, only 15 stands at present. But it is still enough to get a glimpse of the original grandeur of the structure.

4. The ancient Agora

The ancient Agora is an extensive arena, meant for trade and public gathering of the bygone times. The 18-metre long seat of the Archon Basileus is a central attraction, upon which the ruler sat and sentenced. This might have been the spot for Socrates’ trial in 399 BC. The temple of Hephaistos and the Church of the Holy Apostles are illustrious structures in the neighborhood. The younger Roman Agora also lies adjacent to it – another of the best places to visit in Athens, Greece.

5. The Temple of Poseidon

Facing the brilliant blue of the Aegean Sea at the Cape Sounion, the temple of the Greek God of Sea Poseidon is a unique addition to the sightseeing tours in Athens. It is not exactly in Athens but an hour’s drive away, but the effort is worth it. The eerie ambience of the big white columns on the jagged shoreline gives a desolate sense of melancholy amidst the grandeur.


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Acropolis Of Athens

One of the greatest architectural contributions by the Greek can be found in the Acropolis of Athens. Located at the height of 150 m above the sea level, the Acropolis of Athens is the ancient Greek Citadel built high above the city of Athens on the rocky outcrop. As a direct reference to the placement of the citadel, Acrop...

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Parthenon Temple In Athens

The Parthenon is the crown jewel of the Acropolis of Athens and a testament to the prosperity of ancient Athens. Dedicated to Goddess Athena after whom the city is named, Parthenon has been the centre of the history of this city and has seen countless battles and owners staking claim to this magnificent monument built on to...

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Temple Of Olympian Zeus

The temple of Olympian Zeus is a colossal temple right at the centre of Athens dedicated to Zeus, the king of Olympian gods in Greek mythology. The temple was commissioned by Peisistratus in the 6th century BC, but the construction was halted due to lack of funds. The temple saw multiple starts and pauses by various rulers ...

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Erechteion Temple In Athens

The Erechtheion temple is an ancient Greek temple in the ancient Citadel of Acropolis built during the 5th century BC dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. The Erechtheion temple was commissioned by Pericles during the golden age of the city of Athens after the Persians were defeated. The temple was designed to house the w...

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Temple of Hephaestus In Athens

The temple of Hephaestus earlier known as Theseion is a temple dedicated to Hephaestus, the god of fire, sculptors, metallurgy, blacksmith, craftsmen and everything encompassing creation and art in Greek mythology. The temple was earlier attributed to Athenian hero Theseus, but later the inscriptions in the temple confirmed...

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Odeon Of Herodes Atticus In Athens

Built at the base of the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a hub of theatre experience in Athens. The fully restored site has a sitting capacity of 5000 people and has been hosting theatrical performances, musical concerts, orchestra performances and even operas. The open-air theatre has captivated the modern popul...

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    Athens is famous for its 3 hills. And, the Acropolis along with the most famous Parthenon is one amongst the hills.

     

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    One will need a 220 V plug to use appliances like hair dryer and electric curlers in Athens.

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