The city of spirit and democracy

Athens is the capital of Greece and the largest city in the country. With a long history dating from the Neolithic Age, it is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The impressive Parthenon and Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis Museum are some of the reasons that make Athens a centre of attraction for tourists throughout the year.

You can start your exploration by strolling around Acropolis admiring the most important monuments of Ancient Greece. First, you will find the Temple of Olympian Zeus and The Arch of Hadrian. Next, you can reach the famous Dionysiou Areopagitou Street which is actually one of the most impressive streets of Europe providing great views of the Acropolis and the Parthenon as well. Continuing, you will also find the Asklepieion, the sanctuary of the homonym Greek god, while at a close distance you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Theatre of Dionysus. 

If you have plenty of time, you can climb up the Acropolis and see in person this unique masterpiece of great architectural and historic significance. There are several stunning sites up to the Acropolis, but the main attraction and the most important is Parthenon. Entering the main gate, you will also see the stone Roman theatre Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Temple of Athena Nike. Of course, a must-see attraction if visiting the centre of Athens is the Acropolis Museum. You will find it around 300 meters away from the attraction of Acropolis and it encompasses numerous valuable collections and findings of Ancient Greek civilization. 

However, you can walk further down the pedestrian road in order to reach Plaka, a lovely district just under the Acropolis which contains several tiny shops, taverns and cafes. Nearby, you will also find the picturesque neighbourhood of Plaka Anafiotika, where you can relax enjoying a refreshing beverage or a cup of Greek coffee. 

Continuing, you will arrive at Monastiraki district, the most famous area of old Athens. This traditional neighbourhood is considered as the heart of the centre of Athens as it is known for the great surroundings and the views of the Acropolis and Parthenon as well as for the vivid nightlife. 

Athens has numerous things to do and interesting activities to experience. From  Lycabettus to Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro) and Zappeion to Syntagma Square, the options are endless.

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