5 Places to Visit in Athens

Here are Top 5 Places to Visit in Athens such as Acropolis Museum, Archaeological Museum, Benaki Museum and much more. A symbol of Western Civilization at its most magnificent, Athens boasts an illustrious history that stretches back more than 3,000 years.

1. The Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis of City and the nearby New Acropolis Museum are the places every visitor to the city should go to. Few sights in the world compare to Athens’ Acropolis, with its Parthenon temple perched high on a rocky crag keeping watch over centuries of civilization.

2. The Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus

The Ancient Agora of City is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora and is situated to the northwest of Acropolis. The ancient Agora was the marketplace and the center of everyday life in ancient City . For an impressive view of the Agora from afar, head to the north wall of the Acropolis or the roads from the Areopagus.

3. Archaeological Museum of City

The National Archaeological Museum of City is one of the most important archaeological museums in the world, with artifacts from all over Greece. Founded in the 19th century, City’s National Archaeological Museum is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the greatest antiquities museums in the world. The museum is housed in an impressive Neoclassical building with 8,000 square meters of exhibition space. The Stathatos Collection features minor objects from a wide range of historical periods. Exquisite little statues and figurines sculpted from metals are on display in the Metallurgy Collection.

4. Lycabettus Hill

The top of Lycabettus Hill is the highest point of central Athens.

5. Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum dates back to 1930 and hosts an important collection of Greek art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Asian art while it also hosts periodic exhibitions of Greek and international artists.