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Things to See in Athens: 11 Must-Have
Athens is an essential historical treasure to explore the origins of a culture that has influenced most cultures in the world. The city has impressive tourist attractions such as the Parthenon, the Acropolis and the Agora, recognized as some of the most important archaeological remains in the world.
In addition to the historical wonders of Athens, which are undoubtedly its main attraction, the city and in general all Gracia, has a unique gastronomy that does not leave indifferent and that is worth tasting if we visit the country.
Acropolis: Visit the Old Upper Town and its Monuments
The translation of Acropolis means “high city” and is that its situation leaves no room for doubt. The Acropolis was built on the highest point of Athens, a place from which you could see the whole city. Within the acropolis are the monuments of Parthenon, Propleos, Erecteion and the Temple of Athena Niké.
See the Remote Parthenon Temple
It is one of the wonders of the world, built in the 5th century BC. C. and considered to be the main benchmark of the standards of beauty of classical architecture. Originally the building had striking colors in part of its structure and housed a large sculpture of twelve meters by Athena Parthenos.
Meet the Old Agora Buildings
For the Greeks it was a meeting place of great importance for policy and trade, a place for discussion and trade. Currently, the Agora buildings that are best preserved are Stoa de Attalo and the old shopping center, which today is the Agora Museum.
Syntagma Square, a Meeting Point
It is the meeting point of the city, a meeting place for the Athenians and one of the areas of Athens where concerts, demonstrations, etc. It is an essential place to enter today's city of Athens.
Admire the Emblematic Panathinaikó Stadium
Originally this great stadium was used for the celebration of competitions in order to worship the goddess Athena. In 1896 it hosted the first modern Olympic Games and can now be visited by walking its stands and even climbing the podium.
The Temple of Olympic Zeus
This temple in honor of the god Zeus is located a few meters from the Acropolis or was located, as much of it was destroyed in the earthquake that shook the city in the Middle Ages and seriously damaged many buildings in the city. Still worth your visit.
The Singular Theatre of Dionysus
It was built in honor of the god of wine and theater, Dionysus and in its time was the largest theater in all of Greece with a capacity for more than 16 thousand spectators. Although the passage of centuries is inevitable that it will leave its mark, the theater still has much of its integrity and sitting in its stands is a great experience.
The Odeon of Herod Attic
In the vicinity of the Theatre of Dionysus is this large building used for musical performances. The stands have a capacity for about 5,000 spectators and is one of the most impressive buildings in Athens.
Appreciate the Tower of the Winds in Roman Ágora Square
Despite not being as visited as other attractions in Athens, the Roman Agora is interesting, highlighting as a whole the Tower of the Winds that performed the functions of hydraulic and solar clocks.
Taste the Exceptional Gastronomy of Athens
Greek cuisine is special, although it has obvious influences from the rest of the Mediterranean cuisine, Greek cuisine has its own flavours, very characteristic that make it unique. Some of the most outstanding dishes are moussaka, similar to a lasagna or gyros reminiscent of a Kebab, although there are many others such as tzatziki, spanakotiropites or saganaki.
Tour the Different Neighborhoods of the City
Other places in the city that can also be worth visiting are its Plaka, Monastiraki, Anafiotika and Kolonaki neighborhoods, each with a unique style.
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