Where To Get Lost In HISTORICAL ATHENS

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Where to Get Lost in Historical Athens
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Where to stay in Historical Athens – Hotel stays in Athens

I stayed in 360 Degrees with a view of Acropolis and had the experience of the historical side of Athens and Hotel Titania for having the flare of Modern Athens.

Click here to have a look at these two hotels.

Best time to visit Athens 

  • Spring time – March to May 
  • Autumn time – September to November
  • Summer time – June to August are very hot and over crowded too
  • Winter time – Dec to Feb can be windy and rainy. (off peak season).

Places to Visit in Athens | What to do in 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 the birthplace of DEMOCRACY.  Democracy was first introduced to the 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.  Let’s read about What to do in Athens in this post. 

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  | Places to visit in Athens – 

Get Lost into Acropolis and its surrounded areas. Acropolis is a settlement located on the 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. Click here to book your Acropolis Skip a line ticket with an audio tour on phone.  You can also purchase Athens City Pass which includes access to Acropolis museum, historic sights and other sights with 2-day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour.  Or you can book Hop On Hop Off bus separately without entrance to museums by clicking here. Know more about best monuments in Athens to visit

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 the 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 a lot of walking involved in open sun, so be prepared for this.
  • While walking down you will reach Plaka street.

6.)  EXPLORE PLAKA STREET – 

It is like a small village or island under the shadow of Acropolis. Famous for shopping for Greek things. Antique bars and cafes with authentic food are located here.  Also, explore Anafiotika in Athens – one of the most photogenic streets of this historical city.

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 Syntagma 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 the 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 3-course dinner with live Greek dance performances in historic Plaka by clicking here. 

WHERE TO GET LOST IN HISTORICAL ATHENS
GREEK DANCE

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

 

KEY EVENTS OF HISTORICAL ATHENS

  • Rockwave festival (July)
  • Athens & Epidaurus Festival (June – Aug)
  • International Jazz & Blues Festival (Jun)
  • Athens International Dancing Festival (July)
  • August Moon Festival (August)
  • Athens International Film Festival (Sept-Oct)
  • Athens Carnival (Jan-Feb)
  • Panigiri

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75 Comments

  1. Greece has been on our list and looking at this post reminded me to plan a trip soon. Happy to have seen this guide on things to do in historical Athens. There seems to be a magic to this place. The history and heritage all share amazing stories. Colors are inviting and architecture so beautiful. Saving this guide for us to have a truly historical and cultural experience when we get to Athens. Top that with amazing Greek cuisine. Good to know that there are bus tours and options for local transports.

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  3. Athens is on my list. Great points of sites and traditional Greek things to do when in Athens. Thank you

  4. As i kept scrolling to read more…the city of Athens was setting its place in my heart. The photos, the description and the city itself is so woven together that anyone would want to visit it. One thing I would want is to be at that open air theater ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS and end my day with a delightful eve.

  5. 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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