10 Best Historical Attractions in Athens

Historical Attractions in Athens

Historical Attractions in Athens – Athens is a capital city that its very spacious area, standing between the famous seven hills, surrounded by incredible mountains and inhabited for over 3,000 years. Athens is known as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy.

Greece also has the historical places like Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany and Cappadocia in Turkey. Consisting of large city centers, urban districts, and metropolitan areas; Here are some sights that are in Athens.

Below we provide some of the best historical attractions in Athens and there are many things to do in Athens.

National Archaeological Museum

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National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum in Athens is a suitable place for those who like art exhibitions. Several collections of contemporary artists of antiquity can find here. The museum also has the largest collection of works of art dating to the Neolithic Age.

Some other groups that small vase, working tools, clay vessels and other small artifacts found on the 7th millennium. More than thirty sculptures can see ancient Egyptian statues Kouroi. This place is right for your destination that wants to see the great historical places in Athens.

 

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square is a major point of the most attractive for tourists. Here are Parliament as well as a variety of buses, trolleys, and trams. There is also a fountain, ancient statues and two grassy area which is the perfect spot for taking photos and picnics.

Many major events in Greece is always celebrated here. This place is using as a place of various political functions, where the military government junta was overthrown in 1974. In this location, there is also a Hellenic Parliament buildings, old Grande Bretagne and George II.

 

Athens National Park

Zappeion - Athens National Park

National Park locates in the heart of Athens that provides a green oasis for those who want to walk around in the afternoon. This park has a private garden that is the Royal Palace which is now the Parliament House.

The park was established in 1923 and one of the best Athens Attractions, and is a place of peace and quiet away from the hustle of the city, with a beautiful canopy of green plants and other living plants. The statue, flowers, and small ancient ruins adorn this park. In this park there Zappeion park surrounding the old congress hall built in the 19th century.

 

New Acropolis Athens Museum

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New Acropolis Athens Museum is near the hill overlooking the city, in which there is the largest architecture collection of ancient Greek sculpture. The museum was originally built for the implementation of the 2004 Olympics, but its completion is the delay because of the legal battle.

The museum has five floors which display 4,000 artifacts. The main exhibit in the museum is the Parthenon Frieze, a statue of Athena, Color Peplos Kore, Parthenon and Athena Nike Galleries. Awesome Destination it is?

Mount Lycabettus

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Mount Lycabettus is an extraordinary adventure. Here you can enjoy a romantic evening, enjoy the beautiful sunset and enjoy the stunning scenery. There is a small cafe that will serve you up a fantastic dinner arrived.

To reach this mountain, you have to walk from the end of the road Aristippou in Kolonaki to climb to the top of the mountain or use the cable car from Ploutarchou and Aristippou Street. Also, Mount Lycabettus is one of the famous Athens Tourist Attractions.

 

Erechtheum

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Erechtheum is a temple built of marble Pentelic. Conveniently in the city of the Acropolis and is one part of the architecture of the legendary Greek. Erechtheum has been a sanctuary dedicated to Athena Polias, Erechtheus, and Poseidon.

Visitors can access this temple through the east portico. The porch of the Caryatids can you find through the southern portico. Six female figures support the entablature which is the main feature in the Erechtheum.

 

Olympian Zeus Temple

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Olympian Zeus Temple is known as the largest temple in Greece, nearly seven centuries of settlement which was built in the early 515 BC on the orders Peisistratos. But the process stalled because of Peisistratos regard as oppressors and his son visible as a tyrant by Athena.

Then the process then continues in 175 BC but dormant back ten years later when the Roman architect Cossutius died. In 132 BC under the Emperor finally Hadrian this temple can be complete. This temple stands as a reminder of Greek history and would be great to be one of the places to visit in Athens.

 

Parthenon

Parthenon - Historical Attractions in Athens

Parthenon

Parthenon conveniently at the Acropolis on a hill overlooking Athens. The temple builds in honor of the goddess Athena Parthenos, which has been protecting the city during the Persian wars.

Originally designed by sculptor Phidias, in which there are various kinds of treasures, but which become the central attraction is a giant statue of Athena build of chryselephantine known as elephant ivory and gold.

Parthenon built on the temple called the Pre-Parthenon and also included in the list of the best historical attractions in Athens.

Ancient Agora

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Ancient Agora located in the northwest of the Acropolis and once the market and the civic center. Many people make this place as a place for all kinds of commodities. This site is also using as a place to talk about politics, business, current events and the nature of the universe.

Ancient Agora is also a beautiful place to explore the beginning of the Athens culture and the ancient Greek democracy. Ancient Agora is on the hill Kolonos Agoraios which is the best in the Greek temple is preserved in a church in the 7th century.

 

Plaka

PlakaPlaka is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Athens under the Acropolis. The place is almost like an island in the city, and here you can discover the authentic Greek culture.  The Old Town Plaka is famous for its food, boutique shops, and cafes.

Here visitors can find the Museum of Jewish Folk Art Museum and Saita Taverna which serves good Baka Lauro and other grilled meats. Also offers the beautiful view that is amazing and unique with several cafes, old trees and many else.

This city also one of the best historical attractions in Athens, Greece. (Traveling Portals)