In the 5th Century BC the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments – a rare historical palimpsest.
Athens apart from being the enduring symbol of democracy, the Olympic games, philosophy, theater and the significant ideals of its ancient heritage, is a contemporary metropolis buzzing with life and youthful vibe, extending beyond the city centre, all the way down to the Attica peninsula, the famous Athenian Riviera as far as the enticing Cape Sounio.
The iconic Acropolis & the historical centre
The temple of Olympian Zeus, one of the largest in antiquity and close by Hadrian’s Arch, forms the symbolic entrance to the city. Walking along Dionysou Areopaghitou Street you pass the ancient Theatre of Dionysos where most of the works by Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylos and Aristophanes were performed.
Climb up to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, the site of some of the most important masterpieces of worldwide architecture and art, the most renowned of which is the Parthenon temple, the eternal jewel of Athens will give you a glimpse of the glorious history of the city.
In the shadow of the Acropolis discover Acropolis Museum, one of the finest in the world, stroll around Plaka neighborhood, the heart of the historical center, giving you the feeling of taking a trip back in time. Take a walk to Monastiraki square, Thissio, Keramikos and admire archeological sites, ancient and Byzantine monuments, churches and neoclassical buildings filled with history.
The endless blue of the Athenian Riviera
Leave the city center behind you and enjoy a glorious stretch of the coastline, boasting stunning views, lively atmosphere and the feeling that you have been conveyed to a Greek island. From Faliro, to Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni the coastline stretches through marvelous coastal areas and ends at the Cape Sounio, where you will be astonished with the imposing Temple of Poseidon and the captivating sunset.
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