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The city in its classical era has boomed the most important civilisations of the ancient world. Its rich history makes it one of the famous tourist destinations and home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tourists adore the culture and heritage and enjoy the dining, shopping, and nightlife of the city.

Acropolis (Akropolis)

The most popular place in Athens, Acropolis is a hill lying in the centre of the city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an archaeological wonder having marble temple of the city's goddess Athena. The place consists of a huddle of ancient ruins dating back to as early as 510 BC.

Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street Athens 105 58 Greece

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Delphi, another popular archaeological site with preserved ruins along the slopes of Mount Parnassus, is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to several ancient sites like the Temple of Apollo, Sacred Way, Stoa of the Athenians, polygonal wall, the monument of Platea.

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Temple of Olympian Zeus

The temple is also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus. The construction of the temple started in the sixth century BC and was completed after around 600 years. It began to fall into ruin shortly after the construction. Today, only 15 columns (out of 104) still stand, and the temple is treated as an open-air museum. It is protected and supervised by the Ephorate of Antiquities.

Address: Athens 105 57, Greece

Agora of Athens

The Agora, located in the core of modern Athens, was once the marketplace in ancient times. It was the economic, political, and cultural centre of Athens. Tourists enjoy seeing and learning about the Greek democracy, including the Temple of Hephaestus and Stoa of Attalos.

Address: Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece

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Olympic Stadium (OAKA)

The Olympic Stadium (or Spyros Louis) was built in 1980 for the European Athletics Championships. The stadium, also known as the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (or OAKA), was renovated for the 2004 Olympics. It is the largest stadium with a capacity of 70,000 people.

Address: Maroussi, Athens, Greece


The Parthenon, a former temple, is dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. This impressive ancient ruin is considered a symbol of Ancient Greece. Its construction started in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC. The UNESCO World Heritage Site depicts the glory of Ancient Greece with decorative sculptures, marble facades, and columns.

Address: Athens 105 58, Greece


Located at the foot of Acropolis, Plaka is a gorgeous historic district restored in the 19th century with picturesque ruins, pedestrianised streets, non-classical homes, shops, and restaurants from the Roman era of the city. The place is famous as a gathering place for residents and tourists in the evening.

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An independent and immense industrial municipality, Piraeus was the port of Ancient Athens. Residents and tourists come to get ferries and go to the outer islands to enjoy seafood.

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Academy of Athens

Built in the mid 19th century, the Academy of Athens (Akadimía Athinón) is home to many research centres, research offices, libraries, and other institutions. The main neoclassical building of the academy is a major landmark of Athens.


The Meteora is a rock formation that has provided a protected place for monks. Total 24 Byzantine monasteries were built on natural pillars. The site is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a natural wonder and man-made marvel.

National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo)

National Archaeological Museum is the biggest museum in Athens. Frequently crowded, the place has got a beautiful collection of the art of the Minoans and the treasures from Mycenae revealed by Heinrich Schliemann.

Address: 28is Oktovriou 44, Athina 106 82, Greece

Kolonaki Hill

Kolonaki hill is a 984-ft tall hill located in Filikís Eterías Square. The place is also a famous shopping junction hosting a few of the famous designer boutiques of the city.

Address: Filikís Eterías Sq, Athens, Greece

Lykavittos Hill

Located in Aristippou and Ploutarchou, Lykavittos hill is a popular spot among tourists. Its peak can be accessed through a cable car or by foot. The Lykavittos Theatre and St. George chapel rest on the top.

Address: Aristippou and Ploutarchou, Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square

In the heart of modern Athens, Syntagma Square (or Constitution Square) is home to the Royal Palace, beautiful statues, the Parliament building, banks, airline offices, hotels, and restaurants.

Address: Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece