A vacation is a perfect way to relax you from the daily routine. Also, you get to see the new places and explore the cities you have never been to before. Athens, the capital of Greece is one of the most beautiful vacation spots to be at. The city is still dominated by the 5th century BC landmarks and monuments, giving the city altogether a different vibe. It is full of ancient temples and ruins which serve to be places full of Greek history and old times. Also, you can some of the most beautiful cafes and restaurant here.
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Starting off with the amount of history Athens has got to offer, the Parthenon is a must visit if you are here. This ancient building symbolizes some of the highest achievements of mankind which brings millions of visitors every year. Also, do not forget to visit the Acropolis Museum if you visit the Parthenon. And there are some ancient theatres here which area must see. Theatre of Herod Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysius are those two theatres to see the architecture and wonder about how the shows used to happen in older times.
Athens is no less when it comes to museums. The National Archaeological Museum is one of the greatest museums in the world. You won’t ever find a better collection of Greek sculpture, jewelry, pottery than here. Also, this museum boasts the Antikythera Device, a 2000 year old computer found in Antikythera. Apart from this, Athens also has Numismatic Museum for witnessing the coin collections and War Museum to experience the continuous history from ancient to modern Athens.
Of all the famous ancient ruins in Athens, the Ancient Agora is the most remarkable place to travel and experience the history of ancient Athens. You can find concert halls and beautiful temples dating back to the times of Socrates and Plato. The whole place is fascinating because of the history it holds making it one of the must visit place on your Athens trip.
If you are into hiking places, then Mount Lycabettus is the perfect place to be at. There is also a café with an amazing view once you reach the top and an amphitheater to enjoy the live acts with the mountains in the background.
And a walk through the oldest neighborhood in Athens is a must on your vacation to Athens. Plaka is one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit in Athens. With some of the most colorful cafes and restaurants, this place is a laidback for spending a relaxed day. You must visit the outdoor cine-Paris and enjoy the movie on the roof of a building which adds up to your experience in the trip.
Psiri is the place to visit for amazing night clubs, cafes, restaurants and art galleries. You should definitely visit this place during Apokreas, the Greece’s carnival for spending some of the amazing nights with crowd.
Coming down to the temples of Athens, The Temple of Poseidon at the very tip of Attiki Peninsula is one of the most scenic temples you will ever see. The temple not only boasts the graffiti of Lord Byron but also experience the best sunsets after Santorini.
Athens has a lot of great places when it comes down to shopping. And you should definitely visit these on your trip. Monastiraki flea market is the perfect place for shopping and witnessing some of the best street musician while sipping a coffee in a café. Also, the Agro-Athens central market is a lively place for shopping.
Thus, Athens has its own charm with its ancient temples and museums followed by some of the most amazing people you will ever meet, making it one amazing destination for your next vacation.