Visit the Acropolis Museum

This marvel of a museum engagingly presents everything you need to know about the Acropolis, its temples & the remarkable ancient civilization responsible for it all.

The exhibitions are divided among four levels, laid out in a progressive order for visitors to follow and accompanied by excellent written and video commentary.

Anafiotika

With its low whitewashed houses and steep meandering skinny streets, this 19th-Century neighborhood looks like an island in need of a sea.

In sharp contrast to Plaka, the historic but happening district just to its south, the picturesque Anafiotika, built into the foothills of the Acropolis.

The historical Plaka

Plaka is Athens’s oldest neighborhood—and one of the liveliest parts It’s packed with shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes making it perfect for milling about.

The Parthenon

Crowning the Acropolis is the jewel of Ancient Greece: the Parthenon, considered the most architecturally and historically significant building in the Western World.

It’s an extraordinary sight, especially considering that this intricately carved 23,000-square-foot temple is more than 2,500 years old.

Syntagma Square

A major point of interest for any traveler to Athens is Syntagma Square.

The most famous aspect of Syntagma is the changing of the guards by the Evzones.

Temple of Poseidon

Cape Sounion is found on the south-east of Athens, on the southernmost tip of Attica peninsula. According to the myth, this is the site where Aegeus, king of Athens, fell into the sea because of a misunderstanding.

Odeum of Herodes Atticus

This is a replica of the Classical-style theater, built in 161 AD on the southwest slope of the Acropolis, adjacent to the Theater of Dionysus and used as a music hall.

Today, the Odeum is one of the main sites of the annual Athens Festival, which runs from May through October, and a popular concert venue the rest of the year.

Monastiraki

Monastiraki is an beautiful and attractive neighbourhood situated west of Syntagma square. One can easily access it on foot or with the metro.

This is one of the most picturesque places of Athens with narrow streets and alleys crossing each other occupied by numerous shops and street vendors.

The National Gardens

In the heart of Athens, the National Garden provides a green oasis for sunny afternoon trips. The Royal Garden has a private garden for the Royal Palace, which is now the Parliament Building.

This is a quiet and peaceful place away from the bustling city with a gorgeous green canopy of trees and vibrant plant life.

The Erechtheum

The Erechtheus or Erechtheion is a temple made from Pentelic marble. It’s located on the Acropolis, and it’s one of the legendary pieces of Greek architecture.

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