Where To Get Lost In HISTORICAL ATHENS

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece in south-eastern Europe.  Famous for 5th century old Greek civilization it is also the historical capital of Europe.  Historical Athens is also known as birthplace of DEMOCRACY.  Democracy was first introduced to world in 500 B.C. by Greek kings in Athens, which is now the most commonly accepted in many parts of the world and is running successfully all over. 

Explore Athens by getting lost into its enchanting history and lovely heritage sites. So get ready to know WHERE TO GET LOST IN HISTORICAL ATHENS – 

Get Lost into Acropolis and its surrounded areas. Acropolis is a settlement located on hilltop which is seen from everywhere in Athens. Acropolis is done by walking tours as it takes around 3 to 5 hours in a hurried speed and if properly then 2 days.  There are many combination tickets available at the entrance of acropolis which is valid for many days or single day option is also there.

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
VIEW OF ACROPOLIS FROM DOWNHILL

Get Lost in –

1.)  PARTHENON

Constructed in 447 B.C. when Greek power was at its peak, this is a Greek temple dedicated to Goddess Athina on which Athens has been named.  In Greek language Athens is known as Athina.

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
PARTHENON

2.)  ERECHTHEION

This is a marble temple situated to the north of Acropolis. It is dedicated to Athina and Poseidon. Built between 421 and 406 B.C.

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
ERETHEION

3.)  ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS

This is a ancient amphitheater built in 161 A.D. and renovated in 1950.  It is a stone structure on the south-west slope of Acropolis.  Many open air musical concerts are arranged here with authentic feel of the old Greek era.  Book your tickets in advance

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS

4.)  THEATRE OF DIONYSUS

This Theatre is built in 6th century B.C., on the foot of Acropolis which is a major theatre in Athens.  It is the first stone-cult theatre which can occupy 17000 people.  Dedicated to  Dionysus, goddess of wine and plays.

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
THEATRE OF DIONYSUS

5.)  AGORA OF ATHENS

Located to the northwest of Acropolis.

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
AGORA OF ATHENS

These all five places are located in Acropolis area. As these places are scared, proper care should be taken while visiting them.

No eatables are allowed inside. Water is allowed inside.

Touching and sitting on them are not allowed.

There is lot of walking involved in open sun, so be prepared for this.

While walking down you will reach to Plaka street.

6.)  EXPLORE PLAKA STREET – 

It is like a small village or island under the shadow of Acropolis. Famous for shopping Greek things. Antique bars and cafes with authentic food are located here.

7.)  ACROPOLIS MUSEUM – 

This museum is archaeological museum on the findings of the archaeological site of Acropolis of Athens.  It was founded in 2003.

8.)  TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS-

It is a monument of Greece and a former colossal temple at the center of Greek capital Athens.

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS

9.)  HEPHAESTUS TEMPLE-

It is well preserved modern Greek temple.

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
HEPHAESTUS TEMPLE

10.)  PLATIA SYNTAGMATOS (SYNTAGAMA SQUARE) – 

Also known as ‘Constitution square’ because of Parliament located here. it is located in central part of Athens.  Famous shopping areas and hotels are located in this area.  Well connected by bus, taxis and metro.  Prefer to stay here when in Athens.  In front of Greek Parliament,  there is special Guard of Honor Ceremony takes place at every hour which is worth watching.

GUARD OF HONOR
GUARD OF HONOR

11.) BEACHES AND HARBOR OF ATHENS- 

Piraesus is old port city located within Athens urban area. This is a classical port city of Athens.  It conducts all import and transit trade of Athens.

Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
HARBOUR
Where To get Lost in HISTORICAL ATHENS
AGEAN SEA

12.)  NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS – 

It houses most of the important artifacts of Greek civilization and culture collected from archaeological sites around all over Greece. Click here to view visitor timings and opening days.

13.)  UNIVERSITY OF ARTS & CULTURE, ATHENS – 

Located in Syntagama Square this place is very lively and modern.  

WHERE TO GET LOST IN HISTORICAL ATHENS
UNIVERSITY OF ARTS

14. ) EVENINGS OF ATHENS:- 

Book your table on a rooftop bar to get a perfect view of Acropolis, under the evening skies with many colorful shadows falling all over Acropolis, with your favorite drink or coffee. Many bars and cafes are located on top of hotel to give this perfect view of ancient historical Athens with authentic Greek food and drinks. Some of them are ‘A’ for Athens, Acropolis View Hotel, 360 Cocktail bar, and many more. This picture I have taken from 360 Cocktail bar.

WHERE TO GET LOST IN ATHENS
BAR VIEWING ACROPOLIS

Book a dinner with live Greek dance performances.

WHERE TO GET LOST IN HISTORICAL ATHENS
GREEK DANCE

I went to Kalokerinos for dinner with dance show.   Check Kalokerinos by clicking this link. 

 

From Athens there are many one or two day tours to other places.  Read this for planning whole Greek vacations.

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Means of tranportation in Athens – Private Bus tours like Big BUS, metro, trams, and public buses.

Currency – Euro

Shopping Tips- Leather sandals, Purses, Greek styled jewelry, Greek cotton clothes, artifacts, pumic stones, Handmade olive soaps, Olives, Fruits, and many more.

Greek people are friendly and hospitable.

Best time to visit – Spring as summers are slightly hotter.

Vegetarians will love this place as lots of vegetarian food is available in Greek styled cuisine.

So come with me and GET LOST IN HISTORICAL ATHENS in my way.  

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58 Comments

  1. Your photos of the points of interest of Athens are fabulous, very Instagram worthy. I’m visiting this winter and hope the lighting is as good for me. I love your photo of Acropolis from the bottom of the hill with the colorful buildings at the bottom.

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