Most romantic places in Athens

Athens is a very beautiful city alluring tourists from different parts of the world. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Athens is a very beautiful city alluring tourists from different parts of the world. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Athens is an ancient cultural centre of Greece and just a very beautiful city. Today in our guide to Athens, we will tell you about its most interesting places that will turn your Athenian holidays into an unforgettable fairy tale. But first, take a look at the Ukrainian brides gallery. Maybe your destiny is waiting for you there.

Plaka

Plaka is the oldest historic district of Athens. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Plaka is the oldest historic district of Athens. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Athens is an ancient city. So, you should start the acquaintance with it from the most popular sights. One of these places is the Plaka area – the oldest historic district of the city rests under the shadow of the no less ancient hill ‒ the Acropolis. The labyrinths of narrow shady streets, twined with greens and flowers, are woven into a whimsical pattern, taking you back to the past, slowing down time. Here you can wander among the old traditional Greek houses, and then go to one of the hospitable little taverns, to see the Greek hospitality.

Acropolis

Acropolis is located on a cliff with a flat top, crowned with a classical Greek temple. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Acropolis is located on a cliff with a flat top, crowned with a classical Greek temple. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

After walking around the Plaka area, don’t be lazy to go to the Acropolis. Everyone knows for certain this cliff with a flat top, crowned with a classical Greek temple. In the distant past, it was decorated with many temples and sculptures, but today there are the temples of Nicky Ateros, Erechtheion, and the famous Parthenon. There is a beautiful view of the city from the hill and its temples are a great place to get acquainted with the culture and history of Ancient Greece.

Areopagus Hill

 Areopagus Hill offers a stunning view of the Athens city. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Areopagus Hill offers a stunning view of the Athens city. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Want to see Athens from a height? There is nothing easier! Just go to the Areopagus hill, which is in the northwestern part of the Acropolis. Today it has become a favorite tourist destination because it offers a stunning view of the city!

Archaeological Museum of Athens

There are more than 20,000 exhibits at Archaeological Museum of Athens from different epochs – from early civilizations to antiquity. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
There are more than 20,000 exhibits at Archaeological Museum of Athens from different epochs – from early civilizations to antiquity. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Athens can rightfully be considered one big open-air museum. And yet, to explore the richest architectural and sculptural heritage of Greece, you should visit the Archaeological Museum of Athens. There are more than 20,000 exhibits from different epochs – from early civilizations to antiquity. There are ancient ceramics, figurines, household utensils, decorations, and many other things. So take your time and - forward, to the roots!

Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum will immerse you in past ages and reveal the charm of ancient times. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Benaki Museum will immerse you in past ages and reveal the charm of ancient times. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Your acquaintance with the culture and history of Greece will be incomplete if you don’t include the Benaki Museum in your “tourist list”. Its richest collection definitely will not leave you indifferent because the artifacts presented here cover different periods of time starting from the Paleolithic! And there can be found not only the heritage of Greek culture but also Andean, Islamic, and Chinese. Sculptures, paintings, icons, ornaments, and dishes – all this will immerse you in past ages and reveal the charm of ancient times.

National Garden

A tired tourist can rest in peace and tranquility at the National Garden. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
A tired tourist can rest in peace and tranquility at the National Garden. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

There is nothing more desirable for a tired tourist than a rest in peace and quiet. In Athens, the best place for this is the National Garden. Shady alleys will save you from the heat and the pond will give a life-giving coolness. Besides, in the garden, there were preserved ancient ruins, remains of columns and ancient mosaics. There is also a mini-zoo and a botanical museum. So, you definitely will not be bored.

Theatre of Dionysus

The Theatre of Dionysus, one of the world's oldest theatre, arose in the 5th century BC where works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Aristophanes were staged and 17,000 spectators could watch them. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
The Theatre of Dionysus, one of the world's oldest theatre, arose in the 5th century BC where works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Aristophanes were staged and 17,000 spectators could watch them. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Surely, many have heard about the famous Greek amphitheaters, but very few people know that the oldest of them is in Athens. The theater of Dionysus arose in the 5th century BC! Here the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Aristophanes were staged and 17,000 spectators could watch them. Today, the favorite entertainment of tourists is to check the fantastic acoustics of the theater: if one person stays in the orchestra and speaks and the other rises to the top row, he or she will hear every word of what the other say. Do nэt be too lazy to check it by yourself!

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