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Athens
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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Things To Do in Athens

Acropolis of Athens
4.6/5
980 Reviews
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.
The Parthenon
4.6/5
448 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
The Parthenon is an ancient temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. It is situated on the excavated site of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Construction started in 447 BC and was tentatively completed around 438 BC, although decorative parts of the temple continued to evolve until 432 BC. The building has had many uses over the centuries, including that of a treasury, a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, an Ottoman mosque and an ammunition dump. In 1975, the Greek government began serious restoration efforts in the attempt to preserve the Parthenon and other Acropolis structures. Reconstruction efforts continue to this day.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
4.5/5
282 Reviews
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is located in the village of Olympia and was built for the sacrifice of Zeus. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is under the responsibility of the sculptor Fideias, with stucco limestone on the surface and marble on the top of the temple. The stone statues behind the temple temple are carved from the marble of the island of Paros. Many statues on the west side of the temple are decorated with a herringbone style.
Syntagma Square
4.4/5
303 Reviews
Square
Syntagma Square is the pulsating heart of the modern city of Athens, composed of the actual square together with the surrounding streets, open areas and assemblage of grand buildings that include banks, offices, top hotels and the old Royal Palace - now the Greek Parliament building. Syntagma Square is named after the Greek constitution (Syntagma) that was proclaimed from the balcony of the royal palace that overlooks the square on 3 September 1843. The former palace has housed the Greek parliament since 1935.
Acropolis Museum
4.5/5
245 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.
Plaka
4.4/5
186 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Plaka is a historic part of Athens, where most of the streets are no longer open to cars and become a pedestrian area for shopping and leisure. Plaka is now a place where restaurants, souvenir shops and coffee shops gather, and where people come to Greece to visit. Although Plaka has undergone a large-scale commercialization change, it is still a residential area where visitors can experience the Greek national customs and see the real life of the locals.

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Ancient Olympia Excursion The birthplace of Olympic Games
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[Departure from Athens] Greece Sky City Meteora Day Tour
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Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour
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Popular Foods in Athens

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Gb Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar
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Hytra
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A Little Taste of Home
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Aleria Restaurant
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World Heritage Sites and top historic destinations for you! The late Maya Angelou once remarked, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” It is precisely this fascination with what came before that inspired us to look at the world’s most amazing historic destinations. Temples and monuments to grand empires feature prominently in our list, poignant reminders that no matter how much we think the world around us fixed and constant, time erases all in the end. See a list of unesco world heritage sites by country.
10 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites: UNESCO Bucket List 2020
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10 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites: UNESCO Bucket List 2020

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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Athens
Nov 24, 2020 Athens Weather:Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:58%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:16/17:08
Athens Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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