The city’s main square. Watch the soldiers in traditional dress guarding the grand Parliament building.
The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins.
- Going as soon as it opens will allow you to avoid the worst of the crowds, though sunset is a good time during the winter months, too.
- The best approach is through the old Plaka area from Syntagma Square.
- The ticket to the Acropolis includes entry into several other ancient sites within a four day period.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The building was completed in 161 AD and then renovated in 1950.
Theater of Dionysus
- Look for the pee holes in the posh front seats!
- You can climb down to the theater from the back of the Acropolis, so you don’t need to backtrack.
- Entry is included in the Acropolis ticket.
Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Ancient Agora of Athens
These ruins, located in the heart of modern Athens, were once the site of the marketplace in ancient times, a political, cultural and economic center of the ancient world.
Athens’ main flea market is the ideal place to browse for souvenirs and gifts, from backgammon boards inlaid with mother of pearl to ceramics to embroidered bags.
Even if you are not shopping for food, the lively, loud and bustling central market is a picturesque place to spend some time.
Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens