Top Things to Do in Athens, Greece

Athens is known for many different things. It is the historic beginning location of the Olympics. It is home to an ancient civilization. In recent...



Athens is known for many different things. It is the historic beginning location of the Olympics. It is home to an ancient civilization. In recent years, it has become a favored location four tourists, especially since the city has become cleaner and easier to navigate. If you travel to Athens, you will be glad to find that signage and road signs are all in English so that you will more easily be able to get from one place to the next. If you plan to visit Athens, then be sure to enjoy these things to do.

Top Things to Do in Athens

Acropolis

Perhaps the most well known structure in the whole city, the Acropolis is situated on a hill that overlooks everything else. There are a number of reasons to visit the Acropolis. You will definitely enjoy the glimpse into ancient history. In addition, you will be able to enjoy sweeping, breathtaking architecture that you will not be able to see anywhere else. The Acropolis offers excellent photo opportunities in and around the structure and of the city skyline from the hill. Be sure to visit in the early hours of the morning so that you can avoid the most congested crowds.

Parthenon

Another ancient Greek structure built in 438 BC, the Parthenon may be in ruins, but it still has an extensive amount of historical significance and architectural beauty. The Parthenon is well known throughout the world of its historic value and it is certainly a place you will want to visit. Much of the white marble still stands and it offers a breathtaking architectural view for certain. If you would like to see it in a new light, then consider visiting at night time when the Parthenon is lit up dramatically. The best time to visit during the day will be in the morning hours before you have to deal with any crowds. The Parthenon is also located within steps of the Acropolis, making both places easy to visit in one day.

Temple of Hephaestus

The Temple of Hephaestus is located in the Agora, which is a beautiful natural park located in Athens. The Temple of Hephaestus is heavy on Greek mythology and the temple itself was first constructed in honor of the god by the same name. Hephaestus was the father of Zeus, one of the most important and well known gods in the Greek religion. The temple is small and located a little far away from the rest of the city, but definitely worth the look. The temple includes amazing architecture, art and history that you will not want to miss.

Fish Spa

If you are ready to take a break from all of the site seeing and rest your sore feet after days of walking, then you will want to visit the Fish Spa. Located in the main area of Athens, the spa includes a number of different treatments such as reflexology and various massages to help you relax. It is also well known for its fish pedicures, involving the Garra Rufa fish that leave the skin of the feet smooth, healthy and soft. The Fish Spa is open every day, but the daily hours vary, so be sure to check before visiting.

If you are going to visit Athens, then you will definitely want to visit the above historically significant sites. When you get tired and need to relax, the Fish Spa will be waiting for you.

 

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