Best of Athens

    Athens is the crumbling capital of Greece. It has great charm because of its prominence in the history of Western Civilization, but it has suffered the effects of age and lack of care. Despite these facts, seeing the Acropolis, especially at night, is awe-inspiring. Excavation and archaeological adjustments have been ongoing for many years, but progress has been exceptionally slow.

     In addition, there is more to this city than the Acropolis. Take some time to explore in particular the Plaka, the oldest part of Athens. Here are some of the highlights of a visit to this remarkable place.

     Let’s begin at the Acropolis with its crowning glory, the Parthenon.

The Parthenon

    Also on the Acropolis is the Erechthyon, with its columns in the shape of Karyatids.


     Stroll around the Plaka where there are many authentic Greek restaurants as well as shops.


    Also visible from the Acropolis is the Odeon of Herodotus, a Greek amphitheater still used for plays and concerts.

Odeon of Herodotus

     The Temple of Olympian Zeus was once one of the most impressive in the city.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

   The most popular square in the city is Syntagma Square, anchored at one end by the Parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


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