Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Acropolis
- 2. Parthenon
- 3. Lykavittos Hill
- 4. Philopappos Hill
- 5. Roman Agora
- 6. Parliament House
- 7. Syntagma Square
- 8. Ancient Agora
- 9. Library of Hadrian
- 10. Odeon of Herodes Atticus
- 11. Acropolis Museum
- 12. Temple of Zeus
- 13. Theater of Dionysus
- 14. Monastiraki Square
- 15. National Archaeological Museum
- 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.
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The Academy of Athens is considered one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings in the world. It was constructed between 1859 and 1885 after a design by Danish architect Theophil Hansen.
More than seven centuries after construction started, this temple was eventually completed in 131 AD by the Roman emperor Hadrian. It was the largest temple in Greece, even eclipsing the Parthenon.
The largest museum in Athens, with an exceptional collection of artifacts, spanning more than seven millennia, from the prehistoric era to the end of the Roman era.
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