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Unlock the magic of Athens

Modern Athens flourishes beneath the Parthenon while preserving some of the world’s finest archaeological heritage. From the Acropolis to communal taverna dining, tour a city of contradictions - and don’t forget to stop for a frappé.

Attractions in Athens

Acropolis
An ancient citadel high above the city, this group of stunning ruins are among the most important cultural icons of Western civilisation.
Parthenon
Crowning the Acropolis hill, the sublime marble columns of the Parthenon form the most recognisable monument in Athens.
Erechtheion
This temple across from the Parthenon is famous for its Caryatids, the six larger-than-life female columns which support its roof.
Propylaea
This stunning monumental gateway leads onto the plateau of the Acropolis.
Temple of Athena Nike
Next to the Propylaea lies the Acropolis' earliest Ionic temple, built for the goddess of victory and restored after its destruction in 1686.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Built on the Acropolis' southwest slope in memory of the beloved wife of magnate Atticus, this 2nd century theatre is still used today as a venue for live performances.
Theatre of Dionysus
One of the earliest preserved theatres in Athens, this space was used during festivals to honour the wine god Dionysus.
Acropolis Museum
Completed in 2009, this archaeological museum has one of the best displays of Greek antiquities in the world.
Plaka Neighbourhood
Like a village in the city, Athens' charming old town is known as the Neighbourhood of the Gods.
Monastiraki Square
Once the site of the largest monastery in Athens, this square is now one of the major shopping districts in the city.
Anafiotika
Populated with small, cubic houses in Cycladic style, this beautiful tiny neighbourhood is part of the historical Plaka area.
Areopagus Hill
Also known as the Rock of Ares, this outcrop is famed as the location of Paul's sermon to the Athenians.
Philopappos Hill
Known as the Hill of the Muses, Philopappos provides a stunning view of the Acropolis and Parthenon.
National Gardens
The site of an infamous pet monkey bite which changed European history, this central public park was commissioned by Queen Amalia in 1838.
Old Royal Palace
Overlooking Syntagma Square, this grand palace has been home to the Hellenic Government since 1934.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Commemorating soldiers who have died in service to Greece, this tomb is guarded 24 hours a day by the Evzones or Presidential Guard.
The Prison of Socrates
It's rumoured that Socrates' final imprisonment, and the later setting of Plato's Crito, was in these caves on Philopappos Hill.
Delphi
Greece's most important archaeological site after the Acropolis, Delphi was the religious centre of the ancient world.
Delphi Museum
The museum shelters numerous wonderful artefacts unearthed during excavations at the home of the Oracle, including the famous Charioteer of Delphi.
Theatre of Delphi
The 35 rows of this ancient theatre can seat 5,000, and offer spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding ruins and valley below.
Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Central among the Delphi ruins, the temple's imposing columns lie on the southern slopes of Parnassos mountain.
Athens Central Market
This modern agora is a vibrant, hectic burst of life in Athens' market district.
Agora
The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, acting as a focal point for commercial, political and social activity.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
The colossal remains of this temple lie in the centre of the city, telling a long and fascinating history.
Saronic Gulf
Stunning and expansive gulf nearby to Athens, known as the prime yacht charter area in Greece.
Mount Parnassus
Mountain in Greece, which towers over Delphi and offers scenic views of the countryside.
Panathenaic Stadium
Built entirely of marble, the Panathenaic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens.
Thissio
Thissio is one of locals' favorite neighborhoods, with open air concerts and lined with kafeneios interspersed with its many neoclassical buildings.
Kafeneio
At the heart of Greek social life are kafeneios - local cafes which serve coffee, ouzo, and local beer.
Temple of Hephaestus
Located just above Thissio, this ancient temple was opened in the 5th century BC and still remains largely intact.
Syntagma Square
The central square of Athens with the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the place where most of the major events of the last two centuries have taken place.
Guard change at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier
The Evzonoi accompanied by a military band, march from their barracks behind the Parliament Building, to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier where the change of guard's ceremony takes place every Sunday.
Ariston Bakery
Enjoy a coffee and a traditional pie in one of the oldest bakeries in Athens, operating since 1910.
Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
The official church of Athens and the headquarters of the Archbishop of Greece.
Church of Virgin Mary Gorgoepekoos and Saint Eleutherius
Is a Byzantine-style church located at the Mitropoleos square, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens.
Statue of Constantine XI Palaiologos
He was the last Byzantine emperor, reigning from 1449 until his death in battle at the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.
Pandrossou street
The busy market on the narrow Pandrossou Street has nearly one hundred shops with vendors offer almost anything.
Hadrian's Library
See the remains of the largest structure erected by Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, which held not just a library but also music and lecture rooms.
Tower of the Winds
An octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower in the Roman Agora considered the world's first meteorological station.
Lysicrates Monument
The monument sits on Tripidon Street, the ancient road that led from the city entrance to the theatre and was erected in honour of victory at the Great Dionysia festival.
Hadrian's Arch
It was constructed in 131 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as part of a wall separating the old and new cities of Athens.
Sanctuary of Zeus Polieus
On the East of the Erechtheion around 500 BC, the Athenians built the open-air sanctuary of Zeus Polieus, the city protector.
Temple of Rome & Augustus
The Temple was built at the end of the 1st c. BC on the east side next to the Parthenon.
Pandroseion temple
Temple dedicated to Pandrosus, one of the daughters of Cecrops I, the first king of Attica.
Odeon of Agrippa
Built about 15 BCE, it was a large odeon located in the centre of the Ancient Agora of Athens.
Ancient Prytaneion
A building that housed the Prytaneion or seat of government in ancient Athens.
Monument of the Eponymous Heroes
It was a marble podium that bore the bronze statues of the ten heroes representing the tribes of Athens.
Panathenaic Way
It was the road leading from the main gate of Athens up to the Acropolis, built for the great Panathenaia religious festival.
Stoa of Attalos
It was the first and largest shopping center of antiquity with 21 shops between the two floors.
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street
Walk along the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou and have magnificent views of the Acropolis.
Tzaziki
A healthy Greek cucumber yogurt dip or sauce you can serve with chicken, veggies, pita chips, gyros, and more.
Koulouri
A ring of bread sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Charcuterie and cheeses
Taste the delicious assembled cured meats and cheeses on your way.
Dolmadakia
Delicate little wraps made with vine leaves that are usually stuffed with rice and herbs or meat and rice too.
Loukoumades
Perfect fried golden bite-sized honey balls with a delicate sweet taste.
Greek Olive Oil Tasting
Olive oil is an integral part of almost all popular Greek dishes, from Greek salad to moussaka and from tzatziki to spanakopita.
Greek Lunch
Experience an all-senses typical Greek Lunch with tastings included.
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