Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Acropolis
- 2. Parliament House
- 3. Ancient Agora
- 4. Theater of Dionysus
- 5. Philopappos Hill
- 6. Parthenon
- 7. Temple of Zeus
- 8. Lykavittos Hill
- 9. Monastiraki Square
- 10. Library of Hadrian
- 11. National Archaeological Museum
- 12. Roman Agora
- 13. Syntagma Square
- 14. Acropolis Museum
- 15. Panathenaic Stadium
- 16. Benaki 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 Museum of Cycladic Art shows artifacts from the ancient Aegean culture. It is best known for its Cycladic statues, minimalist marble figures created 5000 years ago.
Syntagma Square - Contitution Square in English - is the most famous square in Athens. The main attractions here are the Parliament Building and the Evzones - presidential guards in traditional costume.
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.
Random Athens Tours & Activities
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