Top Attractions, Places To Visit in Athens
Athens is the powerful capital and the largest city of Greece which is known as centre of arts, philosophy, learning and Western civilization as well. The city was also awarded as the 39th richest city all over the world. In this modern era, Athens has emerged as the modern capital city in the world. Tourists come and enjoy the different vacation experience among the crowded amazing cultural attractions. One can found Athens a perfect holiday destination amidst all. The city experiences hot and dry summers and mild or cool winters. Wrapped with beautiful sights and gorgeous weather, Athens offers the chance for tourists to feel overwhelmed. Come and enjoy the pride of Greece in any of the seasons.
Withstanding the ravages of past centuries, the monuments of the Acropolis encompass total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, within a huge building. The site hosts two shops with a broad range of gifts, postcards and functional items. It also comprises of restaurant, cafe and full arrangements of Friday nights. The general price of Acropolis Museum tickets is euro 5. Winter season (1 Nov-31 March) visiting hours are 9am to 5pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am to 10pm (Fri) and 9am to 8pm (Sat/Sun). Summer season (1 Apr-31 Oct) visiting hours are 8am to 4pm (Mon), 8am to 8pm (Tues/Wed/Thurs), 8am to 10pm (Fri) and 8am to 8pm (Sat/Sun).
Known as an ancient Greek monumental complex, Acropolis is built on a hill where you can take a tour during summers. Here, taking a walk is quite pleasant along with cafe and restaurant. A theater is located below the Acropolis which is usually used for classical concerts, performances and ballets. Visit the site with Acropolis Athens tickets of euro 20 per person but it get reduced by 50% during winter (1 Nov-31 Mar). Children under 18 needs to pay euro 10 for entry (€5 during winter).
Parthenon is basically a temple of the Doric which comprises of eight columns at the facade and seventeen columns at the flanks. Its massive foundations were made of limestone and the columns were made of Pentelic marble. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Athena Pallas or Parthenos and its function was to shelter the monumental statue of Athena that was made by Pheidias out of gold and ivory. You can find a number of Parthenon hotel Athens in different price range.
National Archaeological Museum
The Museum is known as the largest museum in Greece and one of the world's great museums. National Archaeological Museum is enriched with finds and abundant collections from all over Greece. The site comprises of more than 11,000 exhibits which provides a panorama of Greek civilization with many fundamental statues, figurines and minor objects. The admission fee of the museum is euro 5. The opening hours of the place from 1st November to 31st Mar are 1pm to 8pm (Monday) and 9am to 4pm (Tues-Sun).
Known as the oldest section of Athens, the Plaka is an area of Jewelry stores, restaurants, tourist shops, brews and cafes. Depending on time, budget and preference; visitors can choose the restaurant and cafes accordingly. Wine bars in the neighbourhood add a special effect for the people who like enjoying nightlife. Due to many luxury hotels and accommodations, Plaka is also considered as the most convenient place to stay.
Founded in 1930, The Benaki Museum presents the historical and cultural development of the Greek nation. The Museum covers different cultural fields as well as complex structure foundations in Greece. You can view a range of Classical Greek masterpieces, contemporary art, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Benaki Museum. It is convenient to buy entry tickets for Euro 20, since these are valid for 3 months.
National Garden of Athens
The site offers a soothing greenery view with many benches for cafes, picnicking and duck ponds. It remains open all day long. National Garden of Athens also comprises of a Botanical Museum, playground and a children library. Covering a vast area of about 16 hectares, the museum creates a lovely environment to recreation and relax. Come and enjoy a lovely place and make your visit truly memorable.
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