Essential visits in Athens

Athens
Athens is much more than the capital of Greece. Cradle of democracy and modern culture, it is considered one of the oldest cities in the world, as well as being one of the most fascinating in Europe. We could use different adjectives to describe it, some of which contradict each other: ancient, modern, cosmopolitan, vibrant, ancient, historical, lively … In short, it is a place that you should include in your list of possible destinations.

Visiting Athens will allow you to take a trip to the past, since this city is like an open-air museum, being able to find archaeological remains everywhere. In addition, you will be able to discover picturesque neighborhoods, enjoy a rich gastronomy, learn about the most curious traditions and contemplate impressive views from some corners of the city. Today at Vuela Viajes we are talking about some of the places that you should visit yes or yes if you have the opportunity to travel to the Greek capital. Of course, we are open to suggestions.

Acropolis

Acropolis
First of all, we want to talk about the Acropolis, the most important place in all of Greece. It is located on a peak located 156 meters above sea level and can be seen from almost all of Athens. Inside is the Parthenon , the most relevant building and the most visited monument in the country. Of course, we recommend a visit to the Acropolis Museum.

Ancient Agora

Agora-Antigua
If you have the opportunity to visit Athens you will not be able to miss the Ancient Agora, which was the center of the social, commercial and political life of the city in ancient times. Taking advantage of the visit to this quiet part of the Greek capital, you can see the Temple of Hephaestus and pass under the portico of the Stoa.

Roman Agora

Agora-Romana
We also recommend visiting the Roman Agora, also known as the Roman Forum. Located in the Plaka neighborhood, it is an ancient square in Athens that was once one of the main meeting places. Here you will find the remains of Hadrian’s Library.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple-of-Olympian-Zeus
Another monument worth discovering is the Temple of Olympian Zeus, which was built between the 6th and 2nd centuries BC in honor of Zeus. The remains that still stand evoke its colossal original size. In fact, the fifteen Corinthian columns that are still preserved are one of the most important memories of classical Athens.

National Archaeological Museum

National-Archaeological-Museum
If you are passionate about history, you cannot miss the National Archaeological Museum, which houses important archaeological objects found in Greece from prehistory to late antiquity.

Plaka

Plaka
If there is a neighborhood that you must visit, it is Plaka, which is located at the foot of the Acropolis. Known as "the Neighborhood of the Gods", it is a network of narrow streets and squares full of cafes, taverns and shops.

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square
Syntagma Square, located in the center of the city, could not be missing from this list, a place that is lively at any time of the day. At one end is the Greek Parliament. In addition, here you can contemplate the curious change of the National Guard.

Monastiraki

Monastiraki
Another neighborhood that is worth discovering is Monastiraki, an ideal place to go shopping , as it is full of small and tempting shops, and to have a drink on one of its terraces.

Panathinaik贸 Stadium

Stadium-Panathinaiko
We cannot forget the Panathinaik贸 Stadium, one of the largest constructions in ancient Athens. The stadium that you can see today is a replica of the original, which was rebuilt for the 1896 Olympic Games.

Mount Lycabett

Monte-Lycabeto
Finally, we want to talk about Mount Lycabettus, a hill in the center of Athens very visited by Athenians who want to relax or play sports. Here you can enjoy one of the best views of the capital. As we have mentioned before, we are open to suggestions, so do not hesitate to recommend us other corners of Athens through the comments.

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