18-07-2013

Athens Monuments & History

Athens Monuments & History

Before you leave from this beautiful country you have to unveil Athens' mysterious monuments & history.

First of all you have to visit Athens Acropolis Museum. Located next to the Acropolis, the new museum displays statues and artifacts from the Parthenon. The cafe and museum shops inside are a must to visit as well. 

Continue your tour with the National Library of Greece; It was initiated by Ioannis Kapodistrias and is a part of the famous Trilogy of neo-classical buildings of Athens.

Do not miss Numismatic Museum that it was formally owned by Heinrich Schliemann. Tip here: Have a coffee at the special garden.

A really beautiful small museum where are exhibited examples of Greek civilization you will find on Kanellopoulos museum.

Strolling at the center of Athens you will see the highest research establishment in the country; the Academy of Athens. The building is a characteristic example of mature Neoclassicism. Do not miss also, Adrian's Arch; erected in honor of the Roman emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century A.D. Tip: Take a shot from atop of hop-on hop-off buses.

To complete your history tour, visit the National Archaeological museum of Athens that houses some of the most important artefacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece.

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