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A unique mix of historic Athens and modern day Mediterranean culture

Athens, which sprawls well beyond its official limits, is unlike any other European capital. Home to roughly one-third of the Greek population, its fabric has been woven by successive waves of migrants – initially from the Greek provinces, today from abroad – since it was established in the 11th century B.C. The Greek capital may exhibit all the characteristics of a big city but at heart it remains a small town.

Attractions in Athens

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Qualities

  • Local's picks
  • Famous
  • Free
  • Cost money

Areas

  • Exarchia
  • Kolonaki
  • Monastiraki
  • Omonia Square
  • Plaka
  • Psirri
  • Syngrou
  • Syntagma Square

Types

  • Tours and Sightseeing
  • Historic site
  • Ancient ruins
  • Landmark
  • Monument
  • Religious site
  • Tour
  • Historic village
  • Beach
  • Parks/Gardens
  • Architectural building
  • Church/ Temple/ Synagogue/ Mosque
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    Helicopter at Faliro Marina, Athens, Greece +Add

    Athens Helitours

    See Athens from a helicopter
    Locals' Pick
    Monastiraki sqr. +Add

    Monastiraki

    Historic neighborhood, famous for a flea market
    Locals' Pick
    by the sea +Add

    Kavouri

    Coastal area, with popular beaches
    Locals' Pick
    wine +Add

    Papagiannakos Winery

    Bioclimatic wines
    Locals' Pick
    Temple of Artemis, Ancient Brauron +Add

    Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron

    Temple to the daughter of Zeus and Leto
    Locals' Pick
    Boats in Vravrona Bay +Add

    Vravrona

    The site of the sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron
    Cape Sounion +Add

    Sounio National Park

    Breathtaking hikes
    Locals' Pick
    Weeds at sunset +Add

    Legrena

    Small fishing village, with a beautiful beach
    Locals' Pick
    Σούνιο Sounion +Add

    Temple of Poseidon

    Traces of the glorious past of Attica
    Locals' Pick
    Capo Colonne +Add

    Sounion

    For the Temple of Poseidon, and beautiful sunsets
    Locals' Pick
    Church +Add

    Church of Panagia Kapnikarea

    An 11th century Byzantine gem in modern Athens
    Locals' Pick
    Μαρίνα Φλοίσβου +Add

    Palaio Faliro

    Adventures by the seaside
    Locals' Pick
    Attica Zoological Park - Αττικό Ζωολογικό Πάρκο +Add

    Attica Zoological Park

    Private zoo in Spata
    Locals' Pick
    Wine Cooler +Add

    Athenian Agora

    Excavations site and museum
    Locals' Pick
    Kerameikos +Add

    Kerameikos

    Historic cemetery with stunning monuments
    Anafiotika +Add

    Anafiotika

    Cycladic village at the foothills of the Acropolis
    Locals' Pick
    Image of Archaeological Park +Add

    Archaeological Park

    Athens, as it was more than 2500 years ago
    The Pnyx with the speakers' platform. +Add

    The Pnyx

    Athens off the beaten path
    Evzones changing the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. +Add

    Syntagma Square

    Site of the popular Athens changing of the guard
    Monument to Philopappos +Add

    Philopappou Monument

    Romantic picnic site, with the best views of the Acropolis
    Uploaded by Stefan +Add

    Theatre of Dionysos

    The oldest theatre in Greece
    Famous
    Gardens +Add

    National Gardens

    Subtropical trees, winding paths and ornamental ponds
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Gazi, Athens +Add

    Gazi

    The new cool place to be in Athens
    Ερμού +Add

    Ermou Street

    The most fashionable shopping street in Athens
    Locals' Pick
    Sunset at Alimos Marina, Athens +Add

    EOT Beach Club Alimos

    Escape from Athens
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    Church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos

    The church of the Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos
    Athens Street in the Morning +Add

    Athens Walking Tours

    The best way to get to know Athens
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    Parthenon

    The great treasure on the Acropolis
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    Vouliagmeni Lake

    Where Athens chills out
    Locals' Pick
    Green Iguana +Add

    The Greek Reptile Center

    One of the largest collections of reptiles in all of Europe
    Evgenides planetarium Athens +Add

    Eugenides Foundation Planetarium

    One of the largest and most advanced digital planetariums in the world
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    Acropolis

    The symbol of Athens
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Uploaded by Ali +Add

    Tower of the Winds

    One of Athens' most interestingly layered sites
    Zeus +Add

    Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Naos tou Olimpiou Dios
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Areopagus +Add

    Areopagus

    Where Pavel delivered his famous 'Men of Athens' sermon
    Athens Cathedral +Add

    Athens Cathedral

    The seat of the Greek Orthodox archbishop
    Famous
    Uploaded by Stefan +Add

    Hadrian's Arch

    Pili tou Adrianou
    Philopappus' hill (Museion) +Add

    Philopappus Hill

    The promenade spot
    Plaka +Add

    Plaka

    The oldest section of Athens
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Kruzganki Dafni +Add

    Daphni Monastery

    The glories of Byzantium
    Argentina Vs Italy 3-0 2004 Olympics Athens +Add

    Karaiskaki Stadium

    A great European football ground
    Uploaded by Elisabeth +Add

    Lycabettus Hill

    A bird's eye view of Athens
    Famous
    2013-G568 Greece +Add

    Saronic Islands

    A taste of island life just an hour from the city
    Locals' Pick
    Temple of Poseidon at Sounion +Add

    Sounio

    An imposing temple overlooking the sea