Athens Greece is one of the most beautiful and historical cities in all the world. The old world architecture of the city shows its influence from a history that was of world importance. Athens is not only beautiful because of its architectonic and world history but also because of its deep surrounding natural beauty. This city is surrounded on three sides by mountains and on the fourth side by the Mediterranean sea that flows into the older of the world’s ports Piraeus.
One of the great architectural wonders of Athens Greece has to do with city planning. All of the city streets lead to Piraeus Port, which was built during the empire of Ancient Greece. Athens is a natural wonder, because of its great biodiversity, surrounded by mountains but the city also sits upon eight hills within it. The most notable of these hills are Acropolis and Lykavittos. Here in a city which mixes modern urban life, while maintaining the rich heritage of the ancients sits Syntagma square, the city and country’s most important business district. It is home to many of the most important hotels in Athens, some of the finest cuisine, interesting bars, and some of the top world banks.
One of the most interesting tourist attractions of Athens Greece is the Acropolis, also known as the High City. Here there are many ancient temples dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of Athens. Before arriving in Acropolis you arrive at the Plaka which is the city’s historic district and offers much explanation and many samples of ancient Greece and the Roman empire. The Acropolis is home to the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.
But there are many places within Athens that have historical value and these are tucked among the modern structures of the city. The best way to enjoy these wonderful architectural sites is to start at the Acropolis and work your way down. Afterwards you will want to visit the Athens museums, which are packed with artifacts, and ancient samples of art like no other city museums in the world.
Once tourists tire of ancient history, and world heritage then they want to dine and party and one of the best places to do that is in Psiri, the city’s industrial district, an area populated by many local bars, cafes and shops. Athens has much to offer in the way of upscale shopping. A great place to start is in Kolonaki just outside of Syntagma Square or even on Ermou Street. There are many fine restaurants around this area.