Athens - tourist attractions

markerA Acropolis of Athens The Acropolis of Athens or Citadel of Athens is the best known acropolis in the world. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as The Acropolis without qualification. The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as th... Acropolis of Athens - photo
markerB Parthenon The Parthenon ( Greek: Παρθενών ) is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their virgin patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, alth... Parthenon - photo
markerC Erechtheion The Erechtheion (Ἐρέχθειον) is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece. The temple as seen today was built between 421 and 405 BC. Its architect may have been Mnesicles, and it derived its name from a shrine dedicated to the legendary Greek hero Erichthonius. T... Erechtheion - photo
markerD Propylaea A Propylaea, Propylea or Propylaia (Προπύλαια) is any monumental gateway based on the original Propylaea that serves as the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. The word propylaea ( propylaeum is the Latin version) is the union of the prefix pro (before or in front of) plus the plural of the Greek p... Propylaea - photo
markerE Syntagma Square Syntagma Square (Constitution Square), is located in central Athens, Greece. The Square is named after the Constitution that King Otto was forced to grant to the people, after a popular and military uprising on September 3, 1843. It is the oldest and socially most important square of post-Ottoman At... Syntagma Square - photo
markerF Temple of Hephaestus The Temple of Hephaestus, also known as the Hephaisteion or earlier as the Theseion, is the best-preserved ancient Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built. It is a Doric peripteral temple, and is located at the north-west side of the Agora of Athens, on top of the Agoraios Kolonos hill. F... Temple of Hephaestus - photo
markerG Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Ναὸς τοῦ Ὀλυμπίου Διός), also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of... Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens - photo
markerH Anafiotika Anafiotika is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of old historical neighborhood called Plaka. It lies in northerneast side of the Acropolis hill. First houses were built in the era of Otto of Greece when workers from the island of Anafi came to Athens in order to work as constructor workers ... Anafiotika - photo
markerI Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens Annunciation Cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, (Καθεδρικός Ναος Ευαγγελισμού της Θεοτόκου) popularly known as the "Mētrópolis", is the cathedral church of the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece. Construction of the Cathedral began on Christmas Day, 1842 with the laying of the corners... Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens - photo
markerJ Choragic Monument of Lysicrates The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates near the Acropolis of Athens was erected by the choregos Lysicrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances in the Theater of Dionysus to commemorate the award of first prize in 335/334 BCE, to one of the performances he had sponsored. The choregos was the spons... Choragic Monument of Lysicrates - photo

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11.05.2014 - 15.05.2014

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Geographical coordinates: 37.9833, 23.7333
Approximate population: 655,780

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