Athens Monuments and the Acropolis
A walk with us through the very heart of Athens brings
us to one of most recognisable, historic and most
photographed sites in the world, the famous Acropolis
with the Parthenon at its summit.
It is a reminder of Ancient Greece’s powerful
civilisation and the greatest architectural complex
bequeathed by Greek Antiquity.
The monuments on the Acropolis (a UNESCO World
Heritage Site) have survived for almost 25 centuries.
On this hill that still dominates Athens, democracy and
philosophy were born so it is little wonder that a visit
to Classical Athens is quite simply awe-inspiring.
The Parthenon is dedicated to the goddess Athena,
protector of the city.
At the foot of the Acropolis and its ancient temples
lies the oldest neighbourhood of Athens, Plaka.
Visitors are mesmerised and charmed by its
beautiful houses, cobblestone streets and tiny shops,
architecture, elegant atmosphere and neo-classical
colours and the well preserved gardens and Byzantine
As we head away from the Acropolis and Plaka, we
pass the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of
the Parliament with the familiar sentries or Evzones,
synonymous with the city. No visit to Athens can be
complete without a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium
where the first modern Olympic Games were held in
We also see the ‘Trilogy of Athens’ which comprises
the University of Athens, National Library and the
Academy of Athens.
Our three hour odyssey through ancient history
ends appropriately at the Squares of Omonia and
Syntagma, the very centre of modern day Athens.