A Guide to Athens and Surrounding Areas

The best attraction of Athens would have to be the Acropolis, and it is the highlight of many visitors who come to this fabulous city. Within the Acropolis are many temples and the most important and beautiful of all of them is the Parthenon. This monument was built in honor of the Goddess Athena who was considered the protector of Athens.

A Guide to Athens and the New Acropolis Museum

On the site you will also find the Acropolis museum which opened in June of 2009. This museum focuses on the items that were found in the excavation of the Acropolis. It houses more than 4,000 items. The museum itself is an interesting structure too, as it was designed by the Swiss architect, Bernard Tschumi. This museum is quite interesting as there are light sensitive glass. It is not exactly designed after the Doric fashion and because of it, has received much controversy.

If you are planning a great Greece holiday then you will want to book a luxurious Athens hotel for your stay. One of the best is the Divani Caravel. This hotel offers a view of the Acropolis, and a great view of the sunsets over Athens. There is a rooftop swimming pool which gives you astounding views of the city.

A Guide to Athens and Agora

Another short day trip you will want to make while in Athens is to the Agora region. This used to be the administrative and cultural heart of the city. In Ancient Greece it was normal for market stall owners, law makers, and philosophers to mingle in this area. Today the site houses the temple of Haephaistos, which is an ancient temple and thought to be the best preserved of the country. While there you will want to lunch in the famous Agora restaurant located within the complex. This restaurant offers traditional Greek fare like, Stifado, or Moussaka. It also has a wide variety of cocktails to enjoy with your meal.

Once you have enjoyed the Greek food and wonderful cocktails then you may want to visit the theater of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. The Theater at Dionysus is distinguishable and shows how important it was to the Ancient Greeks. It was here that the dramatic arts were fully developed and the foundations of today’s theater were formed. It was here that the plays of greats like Euripides, Aristophanes, and Sophocles were first shown. It would be a tragedy to miss this great attraction if you are in Athens Greece.

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