Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Parthenon
- 2. Acropolis
- 3. Philopappos Hill
- 4. Temple of Zeus
- 5. Library of Hadrian
- 6. Parliament House
- 7. Ancient Agora
- 8. Theater of Dionysus
- 9. Syntagma Square
- 10. Lykavittos Hill
- 11. Monastiraki Square
- 12. National Archaeological Museum
- 13. Acropolis Museum
- 14. Anafiotika
- 15. Panathenaic Stadium
- 16. Roman Agora
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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With a height of 277 meters (+900 ft), Lykavittos is the highest hill in Athens. At its top is the picturesque St. George Chapel. The view from the hill is magnificent, especially at night.
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.
The Philopappos is one of three hills situated just west of the Acropolis. In the Antiquity it was known as the Hill of the Muses, but later it was named for the monument that was erected in honor of the Roman senator Philopappos.
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