Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Acropolis
- 2. Parthenon
- 3. Parliament House
- 4. Philopappos Hill
- 5. Temple of Zeus
- 6. Odeon of Herodes Atticus
- 7. Lykavittos Hill
- 8. Monument of Lysicrates
- 9. National Archaeological Museum
- 10. Syntagma Square
- 11. Academy
- 12. Ancient Agora
- 13. Roman Agora
- 14. Theater of Dionysus
- 15. Monastiraki Square
- 16. Acropolis Museum
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
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.
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built in 161 AD by Herodes Atticus. The theater / concert hall, which had a wooden roof, accommodated up to 5,000 spectators.
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
- Duration: 10 to 12 hrs
- Duration: 60 minutes