The Greek capital, Athens is a modern metropolis and at the same time, it is the place where the Classical Greece was born. Therefore, it represents the Western civilization. Some of the important places to visit in Athens are:

 

  • The Old Parliament Building: Old Parliament Stadium Street are located in the same market with the statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, Commander of the Revolution of 1821. The building was built in 1858-1874; it was designed by French architect Boulanger.
  • The National Gardens: Vassilikos Kipos or the Royal Gardens was renamed the National Gardens after the abolition of monarchy and is a 15.5 hectare green oasis in the heart of the Greek capital. Park starts under the Parliament building  and continue south to Zappeion.
  • National Kapodistrian University of Athens: Is part of the so-called “Neo-classic trilogy”- Academy, and University Library. University consists of several buildings arranged in a T-shaped and having two symmetrical courtyards.
  • Temple of Poseidon in Sounion: is one of the most important sanctuaries in Attica, and the researches have revealed artifacts from prehistoric times.
  • Temple of Hephaistos: or Hephaistion, and erroneously called Thesseion, was dedicated to the gods of crafts, blacksmith Hephaestus and Athena Ergane.
  • Dionysus Theatre: is located on the southern slope of the Acropolis, dating from the fourth century BC and served for the staging of tragedies written by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedy of Aristophanes.
  • Panathinaiko Stadium: Panathenaic or all Athenians, was originally just a field naturally scooped between Agra and Ardettos hills, then the stadium was transformed by Lykourgos, in 330-329 BC.
  • Frissiras Museum: The only museum of contemporary Greek art, Frissiras Museum was inaugurated in November 2000 by President Constantine Stefanopoulos, in the Plaka district, in two buildings adjacent neo-classical.
  • Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron: It was one of the most important sanctuaries in Attica and it is believed that it was a religious center in Mycenae.
  • Zappeion Exhibition Hall: Zappio or Zapio, was founded by the Greeks and Constantinos Evangelis Zappas born in Romania.

 

For tourists who visit this city, the experience of knowing Athens can involve sightseeing, going to plenty of historical places, learning about its culture and habbits and also being welcomed by gentle and friendly people. The whole trip is going to be nothing more than overwhelming and every tourist will return to his current city with a great memory of it.

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