19 Great Reasons to Go in Athens

Athens. It’s the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy (think Socrates, Plato and Aristotle) and classical art and architecture.

Trendy bars and cafés have sprouted. Fabulous new hotels have been built. And it boasts some mind-blowing museums.

Athens is now definitely one of the best cities to visit in Greece. It’s worth visiting Athens today for both its ancient treasures – and its modern delights.

Marvel at the Parthenon

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Acropolis is home to perhaps Greece’s most famous temple, the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena.

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Stroll about the ancient Agora of Athens

Located beneath the northwest slope of the Acropolis is the ancient Agora, another of the top archaeological sites in Athens. Agora means “marketplace” or “assembly,”.

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See the Temple of Athena Nike

Built between 426 and 421 B.C., the Temple of Athena Nike is found at the edge of a high cliff on the southeast slope of the Acropolis.

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Run around the Panathenaic Stadium

Paved completely in marble, it used to host the Panathenaic Games to honor the goddess Athena.

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