Being one of the oldest cities in the world and a grand city at that, Athens has always been the top destination when one travels around Europe. It is so rich in history and beauty. With some fusion of Western influence today, you can expect a vibrant and lively city that has remained proud despite the struggles that it has faced. Make sure to allot a few days in Athens for you to experience its many remarkable attractions.
Places to See
Acropolis – The Acropolis is a cluster of ancient buildings that is perfectly situated on a high rocky ground in the city. Here you will find several ruins of temples, buildings, and homes. The Parthenon, Propylaea, and Erechtheum can be found here.
Parthenon – The Parthenon is the symbol of the classic Green architecture and art. Although it is just a remnant of what once has been a great temple, you can still see its majestic grandeur. This temple, which finished its construction in 432 BC, was dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron of Athens.
Acropolis Museum – Just below the Acropolis is this museum, which houses all artifacts, archaeological finds, and records that is associated to the Acropolis. It gives you a direct view on an archaeological site right below its glass floors.
Things to Do
Do the Great Escape – The Athens Clue is a new kind of fun that you and your family will surely love. It puts you in a real game, where you will be locked up in a room and have to figure out some clues in order to escape. Challenge yourselves and see how fast you can find your way out.
Immerse in the Arts – Needless to say, Athens has several museums in its midst and they feature not only historical items and artifacts, but great pieces of art too. Try the Byzantine Museum, Benaki Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum.
Enjoy Greek Coffee – Even if you have tasted a cup of Greek coffee in other parts of the world, nothing can still compare from sipping it while lounging in one of the cafes in Athens, preferably on a table by the street.