Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Acropolis
- 2. Parthenon
- 3. Philopappos Hill
- 4. Parliament House
- 5. Lykavittos Hill
- 6. Anafiotika
- 7. Temple of Zeus
- 8. Monastiraki Square
- 9. Ancient Agora
- 10. Theater of Dionysus
- 11. National Archaeological Museum
- 12. Syntagma Square
- 13. Odeon of Herodes Atticus
- 14. Academy
- 15. Roman Agora
- 16. Monument of Lysicrates
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
For centuries, the Ancient Agora was the center of life in Athens. Today it is a large archaeological park with numerous ruins, a surviving ancient temple and a reconstructed stoa, now home to a museum.
The National Garden is a surprisingly pleasant park in the center of Athens. It was originally laid out in the mid 19th century as the private garden of the Royal Palace.
The Acropolis has a collection of magnificent sculptures that were found on the sacred Acropolis Hill. They are housed in a rather spectacular modern building, which opened in 2009.
Random Athens Tours & Activities
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