Located in the center of Greece , the Attica peninsula is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of Greece. Athens with a history of more than 3.000 years is considered as the historical capital of Europe, where ancient and modern, nature and civilization, tradition and trends mingle together creating a magical and seductive atmosphere ! During the 5th century B.C. , often described as the golden age of Pericles, the emblematic city of Athens reached its peak and became host to a spiritual, scientific and artistic bloom unique in world history. It was then, when in Athens, the beloved city of goddess Athena, democracy, theatre, philosophy and architecture knew an epic prosperity.
In the center of this storied capital, among the remnants of Ancient Greece, stands Acropolis, Athens’ ancient citadel and a daily reminder to Greeks of their great heritage. The city’s long history and rich culture, the mild climate, the proximity to the sea and the Saronic islands as well as the vibrant nightlife, make Athens an exciting all-year-round destination whether travelling solo, with friends or family.
Wandering Athens’ colorfull center, from archaeological monuments and museums to Byzantine and Neoclassical buildings, one can trace the chronology of the development to modern day. No doubt, the best way to explore all the Must see attractions of Athens Greece is by walking.
Among the highlights of Athens are the Temple of Parthenon, the Theater of Herodes Atticus, the temple of Hephaestus, the Ancient Agora, the Neoclassical Trilogy and many more ancient landmarks that will transport you back into the Classical Age. For those who appreciate history enough, the new Acropolis museum and the National Archaeological museum are not to be missed!
Other highlights of Athens include the picturesque old neighborhoods of Plaka and Anafiotika,the National Garden, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Lycabettus Hill, Thissio and many other exciting points of interest that will make the most of your holidays in Athens.
Here you will find information, photos and itineraries about all the Must see attractions of Athens.
So, if you plan to visit Greece, this is your travel guide of the best things to see and do in Athens Greece
Athens is diverse and exciting to visit. To enjoy it best, visitors must revel in what makes it unique!
Welcome to Athens!