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.
With its low whitewashed houses and steep meandering skinny streets, this 19th-Century neighborhood looks like an island in need of a sea.
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.
Crowning the Acropolis is the jewel of Ancient Greece: the Parthenon, considered the most architecturally and historically significant building in the Western World.
A major point of interest for any traveler to Athens is Syntagma Square.
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.
Monastiraki is an beautiful and attractive neighbourhood situated west of Syntagma square. One can easily access it on foot or with the metro.
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.
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.