Tourist Attractions in Athens – Where to Go – What to Visit
The endless Tourist Attractions in Athens gives the visitors of different interests several choices. A sprawling town installed among seven historical hills and surrounded by exceptional mountains. Inhabited for more than 3,000 years, Athens is widely called the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Consisting of a big city middle, an city district and metropolitan area, Athens gives a confusing combination of historical and present day features.
The metropolis is well-known for its archaeological ruins and monuments. However, Tourist Attractions in Athens isn’t always just about ancient ruins. This bustling city is likewise an important middle for culture, nightlife and sports. An assessment of the top vacationer points of interest in Athens. The city and its suburbs have many different things to do and visit beyond the well known archaeological sites. Amazing mountains for hiking and trekking, beautiful beaches around the city that is not known to the tourists. Lakes, like the one in Marathon, wineries with 100 years old history. Do not forget, in Athens wine making has a history of more than 3000 years!
Visit the brand New Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The new jewel in Athens is the Amazing Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center! It is located in Kallithea, was rightfully the talk of town since its inception. This stunning structure, comprising a park, an outdoor physical activies playground, an artificial canal, is an impressive endeavour that attracts hundreds of visitors. The Building houses the National Library and Opera and gives Athenians a unique opportunity to enjoy walks in the lush parks or along the canal and the many activities and performances hosted there. Why don’t you join them?
Whether visiting during the spring or wanting to experience something different, a trip to Vouliagmeni Lake another option. Located 20 kilometers away from the center, the lake enjoys a temperature of 24° C thanks to underground hot springs. Its water, full of minerals and salt is believed to cure many ailments and skin issues. Besides, the Vouliagmeni lake also hosts a series of events such as theatre performances and jazz concerts.
Even though Piraeus is mostly known as the port for the amazing islands, it has a lot to offer to a visitor! Take a stroll on Kastela hill, where you will stumble across picturesque neoclassical mansions and enjoy views over Mikrolimano the picture-perfect marina where you can savour delicious, fresh seafood and fish. Piraeus is also home to the beautiful Municipal Theatre, built in the 1880s by architect Ioanni Lazarimo, an archaeological museum and a maritime museum as well. Take the time to explore Zea Marina (Pasalimani) and enjoy a drink in one of its many bars.
You may ask what is the point of locking yourself in a movie theatre while in Greece, but let us explain. As Greeks are blessed with a sunny climate, the summer is also the season of open air cinemas. Do like the locals and enjoy a relaxing evening watching a flick on a big screen under the stars. Athens has a plethora of outdoor cinemas where guests can watch the latest blockbusters or rewatch old-time classics.
Night Views of Athens
After a while, Athens can become chaotic. To take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, seek refuge on Lycabetus Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the Acropolis and even the Athens Riviera, the green hill is a small haven to relax after a day of sightseeing where joggers and dog walkers abound.
Visit The Athens Olympic Complex
While you are in Athens take the chance to visit the Athens Olympic Complex. Built in the 1980s, it underwent major renovation works in preparation for the 2004 summer Olympics by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
We want you to be safe while visiting the Tourist Attractions in Athens. During the pandemic of Covid-19, that affects the entire planet, Greece has timely taken all necessary measures that intercepted effectively its spread in the country. Thus, until today, Greece reports approximately 3.000 cases and less than 200 deaths.
See here detailed data about the evolution of the pandemic in Greece.
Now, after the successful management of the health crisis, the Greek government proceeds gradually to the lift of measures taken against the spread of Covid-19 throughout Greece and leads the country to normalcy. The government has announced a two-month plan in order to open again Greece’s market in several stages.
Greece’s return to normalcy has started from May 4 with the opening of some shops and services, such as bookstores, electronic stores and hair salons. More shops and services have opened on May 11, while as of May 18 large shopping malls, archaeological sites etc. re-opened. At the same time, the land and air connection between the areas of the continental Greece and the ferry connection with Crete and Evia has been permitted, while as of May 25 transition to/from all the other Greek islands is permitted. In addition, as of May 25, the re-opening of restaurants, cafes and bars has started. On June 1st summer cinemas have opened, on June 15th museums, historic buildings and areas, thematic parks and entertainment parks as well as wellness services (gyms, saunas, spas, thermal baths etc.) open while on July 1st concerts and cultural events start in open areas.
The plan of the government for a gradual lifting of the measures, relies on monitoring developments of the gradual return to normalcy on a 24-hour basis. At all events, the Greek government requests the respect of social distancing between shop owners and customers; to limit the number of customers per footage when indoors; and to mandatorily use a mask in public transports, taxis and hospitals; and when visiting public services and shops.
National Archaeological Museum, Athens3 Tours
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world. The Museum is devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic
The Acropolis Museum Athens6 Tours
The Acropolis Museum in Athens is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a
Panathenaic Stadium Kallimarmaro Athens1 Tour
The Panathenaic Stadium Kallimarmaro Athens is located on the site of an ancient stadium and for many centuries hosted games in which nude male athletes competed (gymnikoi agones) in track events, athletics championships as we would call them today. The games, which since antiquity had been held in an area far from the city, were
Ancient Agora the heart of ancient Athens1 Tour
The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens. As a result it was the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city’s history. During the late Neolithic period it was mostly a residential
Parthenon Temple of Athena5 Tours
The Athenians built Parthenon Temple of Athena at the same location of the previous Temple that was burned by the Persians. It was dedicated to Athena, and after its destruction much of its ruins were utilized in the building of the fortifications at the north end of the Acropolis. The classical Parthenon was constructed between
Acropolis of Athens Greece8 Tours
History Acropolis is the crown jewel of Athens for more than 5000 years. The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient City State of Athens, dedicated primarily to the goddess Athena. Acropolis dominates the center of the modern city from the rocky peak. The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, and many
Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens2 Tours
The Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Greece is in the heart of modern Athens. The Olympeion, a half-ruined temple is dedicated to Zeus stands an enormous open space bordered by trees and shrubs. Only 500m from Acropolis and 700m from the Syntagma Square. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is also very close to Panathinaic Stadium,
The Theatre of Dionysus Acropolis6 Tours
The Theatre of Dionysus is on the south slope of Acropolis Athens. The excavations of the theatre began in 1846 and they lasted throughout the 19th Century. Peisistratus the Athenian tyrant built the Theatre in the honor of Dionysus the God of wine and protector of the ancient craft of drama. The first Theatre of
Monastiraki Square the heart of old Athens4 Tours
Monastiraki Square is the heart of old Athens. One of the must see places in Athens it has great landmarks. The Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora and the rebuilt Stoa of Attalos, with a museum exhibiting Athenian artifacts. Mostly known for the famous Monastiraki Flea Market. The area is hosts amazing shops, from clothing boutiques
Temple of Athena Nike8 Tours
The Temple of Athena Nike stands on the southwest corner of the Acropolis, adjacent to the Propylaea. Athena Nike means victorious Athens and the the Temple is on her honour. Due to its position many visitors tends to miss the temple of Athena Nike. They think that is part of the Propylaea! As you begin
The temple of Erechtheion9 Tours
What is Erectheion? The temple of Erechtheion took its name from an ancient Greek King Erecthous. Built between 421 and 406 BC by the infamous ancient architecture Mnesicles. Above all, the sculptor and mason of the structure was Phidias. Furthermore, Pericles the great ancient statesman assigned Phidias to do the sculptures to Erectheion and the
What is Plaka? The Picturesque old city of Athens!0 Tours
Plaka is the oldest neighborhood of Athens. It is located around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. What will you see in Plaka? 1. Amazing old churches and chapels 2. Residences with historical significance 3. Ruins and famous archaeological sites 4. Quiet corners with amazing views of Athens 5. Souvenir shops 6. Small