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About Athens

Athens is a city that gets its name from the Greek goddess of wisdom - Athena. It is the birthplace of European civilization. Despite thousands of years of wear and tear from wind and snow, it still exudes a unique charm. When you go to Athens, you will have the opportunity to see great ancient temples and exciting marketplaces. The grandiose achievements of the centuries enshroud the city at every turn. Athens is surrounded on three sides by mountains. The last side faces the Aegean Sea. The city is built around the Acropolis. Even though the Acropolis has already endured 2,000 years of wind and rain, warfare and modernization, people are still shocked by the remaining, albeit damaged, temples. Take a stroll through historic Pláka and choose one of the many restaurants to indulge in some mouthwatering Greek cuisine.

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The Parthenon
4.6/5
404 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Historical Site

Parthenon, Athens

Acropolis Museum
4.5/5
201 Reviews
Museum

The Acropolis Museum is located in the southeast corner of the Acropolis. The entire interior of the pavilion is identical to the inner temple of the Parthenon. The exterior glass corridor is striking, and the soft natural light passes through the special glass to the venue. Uniform projection, almost perfection restores the simplicity of the sculptures and other works of art displayed in it, and the advanced design concept makes people feel like they are in the space-time corridor, between the ancient and the modern. In addition, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Parthenon hundreds of meters away from the corridor and the city of Athens.

Syntagma Square
4.5/5
269 Reviews
Square

Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63

Acropolis of Athens
4.6/5
825 Reviews
Historical Site

The Acropolis is located in the southwest portion of central Athens. It is one of Athens' greatest landmarks and a symbol of ancient Greece. The Acropolis consists of ancient architectural relics such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Erektio and the Temple of Athena. The Acropolis is steep, with only a channel in the west, which serves as a natural barrier. Actually, the Acropolis used to be a military fortress. Standing in the Acropolis, you can also look at the magnificent panorama of Athens.

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Athens Electric Bike Tour
5/5
37 Reviews
FromUSD55.96
Delphi Day Trip from Athens
5/5
47 Reviews
FromUSD81.81

Athens Weather

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Athens
Discerning to people and travellers, Greek museums give an insight into different aspects of life in Greece Greek culture is deep and symbolic in nature, and Greek history is most spoken about. Greek habitat from pre-historic ages, Greek culture and the lifestyle of Greece have fascinated people all over the world. The enigma and glory of Greek culture, the glory of Byzantium, coupled with the modern history of the country, can tickle the imagination of the tourists and locals alike. The country of Greece is a large exhibition area where you can experience centuries, influences and different facets of everyday life. Culture is well protected and followed in Greece, and if you happen to visit any part of Greece, you will witness how well it is observed, maintained and passed on.
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I recommended Cape Sounion, Mount Lycabettus, Hydra, Voula Beach, Hymettus.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Athens: Public Cafe, Cookoovaya, Malconi's, DaVinci, La Esquina.
Here are the best places to visit in Athens, including: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, National Garden, Arch of Hadrian, Temple of Hephaestus, Erechtheion.
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