Here are the top 19 tourist attractions to see in Athens:

1. Acropolis

4.5 /5

1 kms
from city center
1 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Acropolis, the most famous landmark of entire Greece, is the eternal symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. It is an ancient fortified town dating back to the bronze age.

2. Parthenon

4.3 /5

1 kms
from city center
2 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Parthenon is a temple of the ancient city of Acropolis. It was dedicated to the goddess Athena. Completed in 438 BC, it is an important building of classical Greek history.

3. Acropolis Museum

4.2 /5

2 kms
from city center
3 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Acropolis museum is an archaeological museum which contains the artifacts found in Acropolis.

4. National Archaeological Museum

3.8 /5

1 kms
from city center
4 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

National Archaeological museum consists of artifacts from the Greek history. Considered to be the best museum in the world, it exhibits a rich collection of objects. The place is sure to mesmerize you and it is definitely worth more than one visit.

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5. Ancient Agora

3.8 /5

1 kms
from city center
5 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Agora, meaning market, was an ancient place in Athens where people gathered for assemblies and to buy things.

6. Temple of Hephaestus

3.7 /5

1 kms
from city center
6 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Temple of Hephaestus is among the very few structures left in Athens which is standing as it was originally built.æ

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7. Syntagma Square

3.7 /5

1 kms
from city center
7 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Syntagma Square is the central square in Athens. It is an important square both from historical and social point of view.

8. Temple of Olympian Zeus

3.6 /5

2 kms
from city center
8 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

The temple or columns of Olympian Zeus is a ruined temple in the centre of Athens which was dedicated to Zeus, King of Olympian gods.

9. Panathenaic Stadium

3.6 /5

2 kms
from city center
9 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Panathenic Stadium is the place which had the honour to host the first modern Olympics in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world built from marble.

10. Lycabettus Hill

3.5 /5

1 kms
from city center
10 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Lycabettus hill is a limestone hill which is 300 metre above sea level.

11. The National Art Gallery

3.5 /5

8,251 kms
from city center
11 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

National Art Gallery is an art museum devoted to Greek and European art from 14th to 20th century.

12. Plaka

3.4 /5

1 kms
from city center
12 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Plaka is the old historical neighbourhood of Athens, clustered around the Acropolis. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is also known as the "Neighbourhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites.

13. Parnitha National Park

3.4 /5

21 kms
from city center
13 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

Mount Parnitha is a mountain range north of Athens, with an elevation of 1,413 m, and a summit known as Karavola.

14. Odeon of Herodes Atticus

3.3 /5

1 kms
from city center
14 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian merchant Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla.

15. Numismatic Museum of Athens

3.3 /5

1 kms
from city center
15 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

One of the most important museum in Greece, it houses one of the greatest collection of coins in the world.

16. Arch of Hadrian

3.2 /5

2 kms
from city center
16 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

The Arch of Hadrian, most commonly known as Hadrian's gate, is a marble structure resembling a Roman Triumphal Arch.

17. Philopappos monument

3.2 /5

2 kms
from city center
17 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

PhilopapposÍ monument is a two-storey structure dedicated to Philopappus, a prince from the Kingdom of Commagene.

18. Erechtheion

3.1 /5

1 kms
from city center
18 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

The Erechtheion or Erechtheum is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon.

19. day cruise around 3 popular islands including lunch

3.1 /5

1 kms
from city center
19 out of 19
places to visit in Athens

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