Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Acropolis
- 2. Library of Hadrian
- 3. Parthenon
- 4. Syntagma Square
- 5. Philopappos Hill
- 6. Parliament House
- 7. Lykavittos Hill
- 8. Monastiraki Square
- 9. National Archaeological Museum
- 10. Temple of Zeus
- 11. Theater of Dionysus
- 12. Anafiotika
- 13. Odeon of Herodes Atticus
- 14. Ancient Agora
- 15. Panathenaic Stadium
- 16. Academy
Athens was founded more than 3500 years ago. The city was at the height of its powers during the fifth century B.C. when its most famous temple, the Parthenon, was constructed.
The city state had a large cultural and political influence on the rest of Europe; it is even considered the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of modern civilisation.
After long periods of occupation Athens regained importance in the 19th century when it became the capital of Greece.
Random Athens Highlights
The Parliament House was built in the 19th century as the Royal Palace for king Otto I. Shortly after the monarchy was abolished in 1929, it became the new home of the Greek parliament.
The Roman Agora, a marketplace, was built in the 1st century as the new commercial center of Athens. Bordering the marketplace is the Tower of the Winds, an ancient clock.
The first cemetery of Athens was created in the 19th century. It contains numerous monumental tombs, many of them decorated with neoclassical monuments such as small Greek temples.
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