What to do in Athens
No matter what parts of Athens you are in, you will have a beautiful view of the most significant, and one of the oldest, ancient sites in the world, the Acropolis. The distinct white columns, the pointed roof, and the marble glow are unmistakable, and there is little wonder why travellers flock to this important monument every day. Even at night, the careful position lights surrounding the building capture the grandeur and significance of the site, providing the city with a beacon to follow by dark.
To understand more about the heritage of the Acropolis, and why it possesses such significance in western history, visiting the Acropolis museum is a must. Situated just a short ten-minute walk from the site itself, the museum provides travellers with a journey through time, featuring exhibition from the Archaic period, the time of the Roman Empire, and the ruins of the ancient city. This beautiful building is a spectacle in itself; opened in 2009, the towering glass gives a sense of grandeur, and possesses its own remarkable views.
Continue your journey through history with a stop at the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. Built in the 6th century BC, the temple is one of the tallest in Greece, standing at an imposing 17m high. These remains of the decaying temple, with only 15 of the original 104 columns still standing, continues to be admired to this day.