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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
National Garden, Athens
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.
Parthenon, Athens
The Parthenon, a large temple perched on top of the Acropolis Hill, is one of the world's most famous buildings. It was constructed in the 5th century BC in a span of just nine years.
Temple of Zeus, Athens
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.
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.

Random Athens Tours & Activities
Private Tour: Athens Helicopter Flight, Athens
  • Duration: 30 minutes
From USD
$335.91



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