Athens Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Athens

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Parthenon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1919 Reviews

The star of Athens postcards and arguably the most impressive of all the city’s ancient ruins, the mighty Parthenon stands proud atop the sacred rock of ...  Read more

Temple of Poseidon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 716 Reviews

Dramatically situated on the coastal cliffs of Cape Sounion, overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Temple of Poseidon is one of the most evocative sites of ancient ...  Read more

Delphi

4.5 star rating: Recommended 423 Reviews

Delphi, with its remarkably preserved ruins dotted along the southern slopes of Mount Parnassus, is one of Greece’s most famous archaeological site. Dating ...  Read more

Meteora

4.5 star rating: Recommended 245 Reviews

The towering vertical cliffs of Meteora have provided a protected place to pursue spiritual contemplation for centuries. The first hermit monks lived up in ...  Read more

Acropolis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 213 Reviews

An archaeological wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world's most instantly recognizable landmarks, the Acropolis is the star attraction of ...  Read more

Temple of Olympian Zeus

4 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Athenian rulers began construction of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in the sixth century BC. By the time Roman Emperor Hadrian completed it 600 years later, it ...  Read more

Santorini

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 621 Reviews

Santorini is one of Greece’s most popular islands—a sun-soaked haven of sandy beaches, white and blue painted towns, and striking volcanic landscapes. Here ...  Read more

Agora of Athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 206 Reviews

The political and social heart of the ancient city of Athens, the famous Agora of Athens (or the Forum of Athens) is one of the city's most important ...  Read more

Athens Numismatic Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Now supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Athens Numismatic Museum first opened in 1834 and has been relocated several times during its lifetime; ...  Read more

Academy of Athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

The lovely Neoclassical Academy of Athens was built in the mid 19th century during the post-independence re-flowering of Greek culture and is home to the ...  Read more

Hadrian's Arch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Erected in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century A.D, the monumental gateway of Hadrian’s Arch remains one of the most striking remnants of ...  Read more

Monastiraki

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The neighborhood of Monastiraki in central Athens is known for its bargain shopping, vibrant nightlife, and an array of historic ruins and monuments. The word ...  Read more

Monument of Lysicrates

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The Monument of Lysicrates is the best preserved choragic monument in Athens, Greece. In ancient times, statues like this one were built as a base for placing ...  Read more

Odeum of Herodes Atticus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Herodes Atticus was an aristocratic and wealthy Greek who funded several great building projects in ancient Athens, including the Odeum (also Odeon or ...  Read more

Philopappou Hills

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The Acropolis is Athens’ most famous hill, but one that can’t escape notice (especially as you climb up to the Parthenon) is the nearby Philopappou Hill. This ...  Read more

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