25-07-2013

Top places to visit in Athens

Top places to visit in Athens

Whether you're staying in Athens or arriving on a cruise ship at Piraeus make sure that you make time to see all the major sites Athens has to offer and squeeze in an authentic Greek lunch and shopping in Plaka.

Ancient Greece was one of the largest contributors to present-day civilization. Democracy, philosophy, astrology, biology, mathematics, physics, and the theatre are just a few of studies begun by the Greeks. Words and thoughts from great men such as Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras and Aristotle are still taught in universities to this day. This was a great civilisation, far ahead of its time, whose beauty and knowledge will live on for many generations to come.

You have a 2 days stop in Athens city? Let us unveil to you the most significant places to visit in this beautiful city.

 

1. Athens Acropolis

Do not miss this sacred rock with the ancient Greek temples that rises above the centre of the city.Is the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens. The imposing Parthenon is the most magnificent creation of Athenian democracy.

2. Acropolis Museum

Located next to the Acropolis, the new museum displays statues and artifacts from the Parthenon. The cafe and museum shops are a must to visit as well.

3. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Syntagma Square

Explore Syntagma Square. At 11 o’clock a.m. Sunday changing of the guards is a popular ceremony watching the evzones. 

4. Plaka Neighborhood

Take a stroll and enjoy the paved streets, neoclassical houses and make a quick souvenir shopping at many gift shops, which are filling this quiet neighborhood.

5. Filopappos Hill

Enjoy a nice walking in the nature and get away from the madness of Athens city.

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