7 essential visits in Athens

Athens, Greece
Athens , the capital of Greece, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. And not only that, but it is one of the places that best explains the development of humanity, since it has more than 3,000 years of history and is the cradle of democracy, of civilization.

If you are going to visit it soon and you do not want to miss the most important thing, I recommend that you pay attention to what we are going to tell you next. There are 7 essential visits that will make your experience very positive.

1- Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is the first thing you should visit. You will have seen it many times in photography and it will impress you when you have it in front of you. It was the " upper city " and served a defensive function, which is why it is located 156 meters above sea level.

The Parthenon is the main part of the Acropolis, which is also made up of the Propylaea, an Ionic temple called the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike, which is the symbol of victory and inspired the creators of the well-known clothing and footwear brand. Nike.

2- Acropolis Museum

Acropolis museum
It is the most important museum in Greece by far. It is about 300 meters from the Acropolis and has an area of 14,000 square meters in which about 4,000 pieces are displayed.

3- Delphi

It is an indispensable place to know Ancient Greece. In fact, at that time Delphi was believed to be the center of the world . The town is simply spectacular and offers views that are worth contemplating camera in hand.

4- Plaka

It is the Neighborhood of the Gods because of how close it is to the Acropolis. In addition, it is the oldest in Athens , and on the other hand it is full of bars, restaurants and squares that guarantee the best atmosphere in the city.

5- Ancient Agora

In ancient times, the Ancient Agora was the center of the social, political and commercial life of Athens. Religious ceremonies, elections, sports competitions, commercial agreements or theatrical performances were held there. It has its own museum in the Stoa of Átalo , the great Hellenistic portico that was built between 1953 and 1956.

6- Parthenon

We have talked about the Acropolis mentioning that the Parthenon is one of the most important parts. It is a temple of imposing Doric construction, the largest monument of those that were erected during the time of Pericles. It is built with white marble from Mount Pentelic.

7- Monastiraki

In the northern part of the Acropolis is Monastiraki, where commercial activity does not stop thanks to its appearance similar to that of the souks . Getting lost in its narrow streets is highly recommended, as is sitting on one of the terraces to taste the best dishes of Greek food.

If you have time and want to see something unique …

In addition to everything that you will be able to see in Athens, you should not miss the opportunity to get close to Meteora if you have time. You can get there by car from Athens in about 4 and a half hours, which is the same as the cost of the train with a cost of between 15 and 20 euros. What will you see there? 13 spectacular monasteries of the 24 that were in their day. Of course, you can only visit 6. In the past, to access them they used chair lifts and ropes with pulleys. Today there are roads that leave you a few meters away.