Places to Travel in Athens

Athens is a capital city that stands out with its attraction, and the centre of the ancient Greek civilization. Piraeus Port is located in Athens and this city also surrounded by great mountains.

Athens, which is the Greece's largest city with a population of about 4 million, has a modern and cosmopolitan structure. The name of the city, which is an important trading and cultural center in antiquity, comes from the goddess of war "Athena". The beautiful city which hosted the Summer Olympics of 1896 and 2004 has a wide range of tourist attractions.

Athens, which is similar to Turkey's Aegean coasts, attracts visitors with its heritage tourism. You can testify to the history of Athens, accompanied by the slogan ''Are you ready to really see what you see in the books?''

Athens is especially rich in ancient Greek artifacts. You can feel the city's historic streets, by spending time in the historic sites.

Athens Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens, located on a high rocky area above the city of Athens, is a very important sightseeing spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The acropolis, which means 'the uptown city', is a striking detail in many of Athens's photographs. You can see the entire city of Athens from this point.

The history of the Acropolis was established in such a way to be an advantageous spot in times of war and it stretches back to 3,000. There are many small historical buildings around the ancient city.

The Parthenon is the largest structure of the ancient city and Propylaea is the big door you go through. The building with female figurative Karyatid sculptures is the Erechtheion and the theater you will come across on the way is the Herodes Atticus Theater.

Ancient Agora

The ancient Agora, formerly known as Athens, is an open air museum which is located north of the Acropolis Ancient City.

Panathinaiko Stadium

Panathinaiko Stadium, known as the place where the first Olympic games are made in the world, is a historical building that you should see in Athens. Panathinaiko stadium, which means beautiful marble, was home to the Olympic Games in 1896. One of the oldest structures, the stadium entirely is made of white marble. Panathinaiko, the main stadium of the Interim Olympics held in 1906, hosted archery competitions in the Summer Olympics in 2004.

Panethenaik Games were organized to honor the goddess Athena in the Panathinaiko Stadium which was built in antiquity. The stadium was renovated in B.C 329 with marble by Athenian Lycurgus, which was defeated by Herodos Atticus in A.C 140 and reached a capacity of 50,000 people.

Temple of Zeus

The Temple of Zeus, one of the most important tourist attractions in Athens, is the largest temple in Greece. Temple of Zeus Olympias or Zeus Olimpus was started in the 6th century and completed by Hadrian.

The largest temple of the ancient world, which is 108 meters long and 43 meters long, is surrounded by 108 columns at the time of its construction, but we have only 15 columns today. Zeus and Hadrian sculptures are also found in the Temple of Zeus located next to the Panathenaiko Olympic Stadium.


Situated in the skirts of the Acropolis, Plaka is right in the middle of Monastraki Square and Syntagma Square. One of the ancient settlements of the city of Athens, the Plaka neighborhood is famous for its narrow streets and historic houses. Plaka, which is very similar to the Aegean towns in Turkey, is also home to the famous taverns of Greece.

There are cafes, taverns and souvenir shops on the long thin Plaka streets. In the evenings, live music accompanied by local songs are sung in the place where you can get rid of fatigue of the day.

National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, one of the world's greatest museums on ancient Greek artifacts, has a large collection of Greek civilization dating from the Neolithic to the Roman era. The museum structure completed between 1866-1889 which was expanded from 1925 to 1939. The two-story museum building consists of 48 rooms in total.

The sculpture, bronze ware, pottery, jewelery and various instruments from the excavations of various parts of Greece are exhibited in the museum. It is striking that the Gaul Warrior, who was found in the ancient city of Delos during the Hellenistic period, and the boxer sculpture found in the excavations in Olimpia. In addition to Greek art, the fourth most important Egyptian exhibition in Europe can be seen here.

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square, one of the places to visit in Athens, is a symbol of an event that restricts the authority of the Greek King Otto in a riot in 1843. Syntagma word means Constitution.

Syntagma Square, which is the center of mass demonstrations in Greece since 2010, runs towards Amalias Street via marble stairs. Syntagma Metro Station is in the square. There are green areas on both sides of the park. The Greek Parliament is in the eastern part of this square. The change of seizure that the soldiers waiting in front of the unknown soldier sculpture in front of the parliament perform their own rituals in a show mood and that is the point of attraction for the tourists coming to the country. The National Garden of Greenery around the Parliament is open to public.

Monastiraki Square

Monastiraki Square, one of the most important spots of the city with the Sintagma Square in Athens, is a historic square that overlooks the ancient city of the Acropolis. Monastiraki Square, one of the tourist attractions of Athens with its colorful ground stones and interesting taverns, is a frequent destination for both locals and tourists coming to the country because of the metro access and the touristic places such as Plaka and Acropolis.

There are many venues in and around the square where you can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and live music accompaniment.

Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum, built by architect Bernard Tschumi, is one of the museums you should see in Athens. The museum displaying archeological artifacts found in the ancient city of Acropolis is on Dionysíou Areopagítou Street.

The reconstruction of the museum, which was later reconstructed in a modern way, was organized by Dimitrios Pandermalis, Archeology Professor of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Ermou Street

Ermou Street, starting from Sintagma Square, passing through Monstriaki Square and ending around Keramikos Antique District, is one of the busiest and touristic streets of the capital city of Athens.

Ermou Street, which you can compare Istiklal Caddesi in Istanbul, is full of cafes and famous brands. The street closed to the traffic of cars is one of the places preferred by those who want to shop in Athens.

Athens National Garden

Established in 1838 by the scientific agricultural expert Frederick Schmidt, appointed by Queen Amalina, in the center of Athens, the National Garden is one of the places to be seen today in the city. The National Garden is also called the National Park of Athens.

There are more than 500 species of animals and plants in the National Garden of Athens. Near the garden you can visit the guide, there are buildings such as Hadrian's Arch, Zeus Temple, Parliament Building, Olympic Stadium and Presidential Palace.


Located on the slopes of Lycabettus Hill, Kolonaki is one of the richest districts of Athens. Kolonaki means small column, and comes from a two-meter column of the plaza where the square is not settled yet.

You can find Athens's fine restaurants and cafés in the Kolonial set. Lycabettus Hill, where the various museums and art galleries are located, is possible to walk or explore with fun.


Anafiotika, located in Athens, is a region built on the skirts of the hill where the ancient city of Acropolis is located. The area inhabited by locals from Anafi Island to Athens in 1841 was filled with white stone houses. For this reason, it is called Anafiotika neighborhood which means Anafi.

Lycabettus Hill

Lycabettus, the most beautiful spot for viewing the city of Athens, is a limestone rocky hill and also known as the Kurtlar Dağı. The hill, which had not been inhabited in antiquity, rises above the areas of Hill and Colon.

According to the Orthodox Church of Lycabettus, the word is the cleanest Monday. The Athenians usually come to this hill to fly a kite. There is a restaurant on this hill that serves tourists today. If you prefer to eat in the view of Athens, the price is a little higher. The region is called Lykavitos by the locals.

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