Athens is a beautiful city. We know this based on the amount of history we swallowed when we studied Greek mythology. The locals themselves know this, simply because they LIVE in this city they are so proud of. They love their city and it shows when you talk to them about it.
If you plan to go to Athens, here’s a little guide on places that are a must in visiting. And by that, we mean you NEED to visit these places.
- Entrance Fee is €10 for the seniors and the minors while adults are €20
- It’s closed on:
- January 1st
- March 25th
- May 1st
- Easter Sunday
- December 25th and 26th
- It’s open on: 8:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon
- The nearest Metro Station is Akropoli
This magnificent place is amazing and beautiful not to mention rich with history. It’s been here since the 4th millennium BC and its structures was fully built in the 5th century BC. If you’re planning on coming here, which you SHOULD by the way, know that there are two entrances here and you should be entering the southeast entrance since the main one gets really crowded, considering that it’s near the area where people park their vehicles.
The Temple of Zeus
- It’s open from 8:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening
- Admission fee is €6 but if reduced then around €3
- The nearest metro station is still Akropoli
We all know what this is. This has been in movies and have made it into our classes during the mythology classes that we loved so much. It’s basically the temple that honours Big Daddy himself. It’s massive and impressive, fitting for the dude known to be the King of the Gods.
Ancient Agora of Athens
- Winter – 8:30 in the morning to 3:00 in the afternoon
- Summer – 8:00 in the morning to 7:30 in the evening
- Admission Fee is €8 but €4 if reduced
- Nearest metro station is Thissio
At the foot of the Acropolis, you will find this public park that harbours a few very important ancient structures. It even has the Temple of Hephaestus and the Attalos Stoa, the former of which is the best preserved of all the classical Greek temples. Other than those specific three, you also have to go visit the Lycabettus Hill, The Syntagma Square, The Acropolis Museum, The Panathenaic Stadium, Aristotle’s Lyceum, Kerameikos Archaeological Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Roman Agora of Athens and Athens National Archaeological Museum. They are basically the pride of Athens. If you want to know more about Athens and the history their soil must have had to live with, then maybe we all could get a tiny glimpse of it by visiting these tourist attractions.