Athens, the Travel Guide

The history of Athens dates back to the history of the Greek civilization. Known as the home to Gods, Goddesses and many Heroes, Athens still holds a very important place in the history of the westerns world. However, over the past few years Greece and Athens are referred more for the recession. Yet it is one of the biggest tourist attraction in the world. Owing to its weather, Athens remians a tourist hotspot throughout the year.

Places to visit

The Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum, founded in 2003, is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of Acropolis of Athens. It houses every artifact found in Greece ranging from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. The Organisation for the Construction of the new museum is chaired by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, Dimitrios Pandermalis.

The Parthenon

The Parthenon is archaeoastronomically aligned to the Hyades and was used as a treasury. In 1806, Thomas Bruce, removed some of the surviving sculptures, with the Ottoman Turks’ permission. These sculptures were sold in 1816 to the British Museum in London. Since 1983, the Greek government has been trying to the return of the sculptures to Greece.

The Temple of Olympian Zeus

Also known as the Olympieion,The Temple of Olympian Zeus, is a ruined temple in the centre of Athens. The temple was built as a tribute to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. The worl began in the 6th century BC but it was not completed until the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project began. it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.

The Temple of Hephaestus

The Temple of Hephaestus is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built. It is also known as the Hephaisteion or earlier as the Theseion.From the 7th century until 1834, it served as the Greek Orthodox church of St. George Akamates.

Theatre_of_Dionysus

The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus is a major open-air theatre used for festivals of Dionysus. It is sometimes confused Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

Hotels

The Hermes Hotel

The Hermes Hotel Athens is merely 3 blocks from the bus terminal that leads to the airport. It is also situated near Parliament, the Acropolis, area museums and galleries, the National Garden, the Temple of Zeus etc.

The Classical Acropol Hotel Athens

The Classical Acropol Hotel Athens is located in the center of the city’s business district with many restaurants and shopping choices nearby. This hotel is also within a short distance of the city’s famous theatre district.

Nightlife

The Platanos

The Platanos has been serving good spitiko fageto (home cooking) since 1932, and has managed to keep steady customers happy while enchanting visitors. If artichokes or spinach with lamb are on the menu, you’re in luck: They’re delicious.

To prepare your best trip for Athens, it is suggested not to take the help of local tour guides as they charge the travelers heavily. Instead one can use various online solutions such as an online travel planner Trip Tern which would prepare their trip for free in a couple of seconds.

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