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  • Plaka Area the Old Part of Athens City
  • Old Parliament of Athens City

Athens City is the Historical Capital of Europe,

with a long history,dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic Age.

In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”)  the Athens City’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance.
Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens City, and erected unique, splendid monuments – a rare historical palimpsest.

In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek State and in two centuries it has become an attractive Modern Metropolis with unrivaled charm.

  • Athens City by Night Tour by Hop in Sightseeing
  • Athens Olympic Stadium at the Athens City tour by Hop in Sightseeing
  • Plaka Area the Old Part of Athens City/ DAILY CITY TOURS
  • Daily Full Athens City Tours By Hop in Sightseeing
  • Library at Athens City Tour by Hop in Sightseeing
  • Change of the Guards in Athens Parliament at the Athens City
  • Acropolis and Plaka at Athens City

The “core” of the Historic Center is Plaka, at the eastern side of the Acropolis.Walking through the narrow labyrinthine streets of Plaka, you will have the impression of traveling with a “time machine”.

You will encounter Ancient Monuments, such as the Lysikrates Monument, the Roman Agora with the famous “Tower of the Winds”, and Hadrian’s Library (132 A.D.) and many others.

There are also some Interesting Museums like:

  • Folk Art Museum
  • Greek Children’s Art Museum
  • Popular Musical Instruments Museum
  • Frysira Art Gallery

Lots of picturesque taverns, cafés, bars, as well as souvenirs and traditional Greek products shops are surrounded this area.

The Southern Suburbs of Athens City are located on the coast of the Saronic Gulf. They offer many opportunities to walk along the seaside, while you will also find beautiful beaches, large shopping centers and clubs (especially during the summertime).

Maroussi Suburb, north of Athens City hosts the facilities of the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens, where the majority of the athletic events were held during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Also at the north part, Kifissia Suburb, with its Beautiful Villas and Impressive Mansions, is also worth a visit.

Moreover, if you wish to explore other treasures out of the City of Athens, you may visit:

  • Piraeus City, Greece’s main port.
  • Byzantine Daphni Monastery (12th century)
  • Kaisariani Monastery (2nd century)
  • Temple of Poseidon (5th century B.C.) at Cape Sounion
  • Tomb of Marathon, the area of the battle of Marathon (490 B.C.)
  • Eleusina Archaeological Site
  • Amphiareion Archaeological Site
  • Vravron Archaeological Site
  • Mountains that are surrounding Athens, Parnitha, Penteli and Hymettos, all suitable for hiking

Famous About

  • Acropolis and Parthenon

  • Ancient Agora

  • Plaka Old Neighborhood

  • The Temple of Zeus

  • Marble Stadium

  • The National Library

  • Metropolitan Cathedral

What to Visit

  • The Acropolis of Athens

  • The New Acropolis Museum

  • The Temple of Zeus

  • Plaka Old Neighborhood

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by Nicolas on Athens City

To me Athens has just been an important city in Greece from my history classes at school. In fact, I somehow had the impression that it would be a rather solemn place filled with museums and ruins of a glorious past. But after travelling around the ancient city state for a few days, I realized that a trip to Greece would have been incomplete without a trip to this great city. Athens today is as much for the history buffs, as for the modern travelers who are looking for fun and excitement. Thanks to the 2004 summer Olympics, the city now boasts the best of everything. It has an underground railway, tram to the southern seaside towns along the coast, good buses. All the historical landmarks of the city are unified with pedestrian walkways, streets and parks. It was great to walk the pedestrian street from Acropolis to Thissio and to climb up to Philopappos Hill with the impressive monument.

We visited the Acropolis Museum and the Archaeological Museum as part of an organized tour and enjoyed it thoroughly.