Athens is the capital of Greece and is dedicated to the goddess Athena. In Athens, you’ll find a lot to do, from ancient architecture, museums, and tasty street food.
It was at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks.
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You can’t start a visit to Greece without hiking up to visit the Acropolis. As one of the most important Athens locations, as well as a World Heritage Site, this fortified citadel perched on a hill above the city stands out as a testament to Greek wisdom and culture.
The Acropolis holds many different ancient ruins, like the world-famous Parthenon temple, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena.
The Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, is part of the Acropolis complex, but it deserves a specific mention. This ancient Greek building, known for its glorious white marble columns and perfect proportions, was built in 447 BCE on the Acropolis hill.
These ruins are a must-visit during the day and offer spectacular views from across the city at night.
It can get crowded up there, so I recommend going early when the Acropolis opens or during the last few hours before they close.
Odeon Of Herodes Atticus
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Or simply Herodeon) is a second-century Roman theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.
It was built between 160AD – 174AD by the wealthy benefactor of Athens, Herodes Atticus as an ode to his late wife Rigilla.
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Frequently Asked Questions
These days, the neighborhoods and backstreets of Athens reveal modern and laidback energy, with relaxing beaches, sparkling urban restaurants, street food, and edgy galleries. All set against what was once the heart of one of the most powerful civilizations. It was dominated by immense architectural feats of the ancient past, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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Best Time To Visit
Athens summers are scorching, with average daily highs around 95 F (35 C) and lows of 76 F (25 C).
During the summer months of July and August, many local business owners flee to coastal towns, so many local businesses aren’t open.