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Athens
closeAthens 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
Roman Agora, Athens
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.
Benaki Museum, Athens
The Benaki Museum is one of the top museums in Athens. A varied collection gives an overview of the evolution of art and culture in Greece over a span of more than 7 millennia.
University, Athens
The University building is the oldest of a group of three neoclassical buildings that are known as the Athenian trilogy. Statues in front of the building honor important figures in the history of modern Greece.
Anafiotika, Athens
The small but idyllic neighborhood of Anafiotika seems to be plucked straight from the Cyclades islands, with its white buildings and steep, narrow alleys.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Athens Small-Group Food Tour, Athens
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$56.61
Athens Street Art Bike Tour, Athens
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$42.75



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