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Sightseeing in Athens

Hill
“Being in Athens and not visit Acropolis? No!?! Acropolis is a must. Breathe the clean air and enjoy the view from the ancient rocky hill that Socrates, Plato, Aristotles and many others inspired and shaped logic, founded ideas and gave birth to science. Discover the architecture of Parthenon and the maths behind the construction. Enjoy the tour!”
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Park
“You can get a break between visiting historical places of Athens, A lot of high trees to protect you from the sun.”
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Track Stadium
“The Panathenaic Stadium is a classical cultural and touristic monument of Greece and one of the most significant monuments not only for Athens, but for the whole Greece. It is one of our city’s most popular touristic attractions and one of Athens’ landmarks. Its rich history is directly connected to the Modern Olympic Games as from their revival in 1896 until the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. It is also the place from where the Olympic flame sets up its journey to the cities of the Olympic Games, both Winter, Summer and Youth.”
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Historic Site
“Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.”
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Historic Site
“You must visit this amazing historical gem. You can see the Parthenon, sitting atop the Acropolis (“sacred rock”) from all over the city, tempting you to climb up and explore the ruins. No matter how many times you catch a glimpse, it’ll take your breath away. And while it is impressive from a distance, it’s even more amazing up close. Originally built as a fortress, this impressive structure is now the symbol of Athens. Give yourself at least half a day to hike up, explore this masterful creation and its surroundings, enjoy the views from the top, hike back down and grab a bite to eat and explore the Plaka District.”
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Historic Site
“The ancient theater which was built from Herodes in memory of his wife in AD 161. The theater was designed with an auditorium fitted into a natural hollow. Could accommodate nearly 5000 people. The orchestra was located in the center. Live performances are still held at this theater during the summertime!”
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Historic Site
“Kerameikos neighbourhood is named after the ancient cemetery of the city of Athens. Visit during all hours of the day.”
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Historic Site
“We are in about 20 minutes walk from the Acropolis. We extremely recommend to visit the site in the morning during the summer. The heat in the afternoon hours would not be recommendable. Save the afternoon to visit the museums nearby. ”
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Historic Site
“Philopappos Hill is situated north-west of the Acropolis. The hill was named after Philopappos, a Roman consul who loved Athens and grandson of Syrian king Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The actual mausoleum of Philopappos was discovered during excavations by archaeologist Konstantinos Travlos. Only one wall of the Mausoleum remains today, showing relief scenes from Philopappos’ life and an inscription”
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Historic Site
“A two-floor building, donated by the king of Pergamum Attalus to the city of Athens. It is thought to have been a kind of ancient commercial centre. Get an idea of everyday life in ancient Athens! ”
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Historic Site
“The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique structure, including its famous Porch of the Caraytis.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Like many similar monuments around the world, this one is also dedicated to all soldiers who died in war. It was designed in 1932 and located in front of the Old Royal Palace at the Syntagma Square. The tomb is guarded by the Presidential Guard and the changing of the guard is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. ”
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Historic Site
“The beautiful temple of Zeus and the much photographed Arch of Adrian are located 500m away from Syntagma (Constitution) square. The construction of the temple - which was dedicated to Zeus - started during the 6th century BC and completed much later. Out of 104 Corinthian columns built, only 15 are preserved nowadays. Info: Opens daily from 08:00 to 15:00 | Entrance fee: 2,00€ per person”
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Capitol Building
“The old parliament building now houses exhibits from Greek Revolution period.”
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Historic Site
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Historic Site
“The 5th-floor rooftop terrace of the boutique Herodion Hotel is the only one that provides views of both the Acropolis and the modern elegant lines of the Acropolis Museum, lit equally beautifully at night. The space is split between a Mediterranean fine-dining restaurant and a bar that serves ‘tapas cocktails’. 4, Rovertou Galli st. ”
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