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Sightseeing tour of Athens with a visit to the Acropolis
Athens is an amazing city with a long history and numerous sights. Visiting this unique place leaves an unforgettable impression and a lot of indelible emotions.
For many years of existence in the city were built magnificent monuments of architecture. It is the capital of the Greek state, which today has become an attractive modern metropolis with unsurpassed charm and luxury.
The main archaeological site is the Acropolis, from which the journey begins through Athens.
On a high hill stretches a complex of ancient temples, whose original purpose was to protect city dwellers from enemies.
Before the visitors, the majestic temple of Zeus rises, and also an amazing terrain with numerous churches, the sizes of which are 300 by 130 meters. Greek decoration has survived to this day only in small quantities, but thanks to skillful hands of masters of the Acropolis returned the original look, which helps tourists learn more about the Greek culture of the past.
Here is a masterpiece of world architecture and art – the Temple of the Parthenon.
Only a hundred meters from the sacred Acropolis rock there is the Acropolis Museum, which is a modern work of architecture. It is made using glass, steel and concrete, and it houses more than 4 thousand unique finds of the Acropolis, representing its history.
Legend says that the founder of Athens and the Upper City was Cecrops, a half-human, half-snake, who erected temples of the Acropolis dedicated to the goddess of wisdom. Over the years, more and more temples have grown here, becoming world masterpieces.
Excursion tours to this paradise – this is an exciting journey into the mysterious past and meeting with the beautiful modernity.
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The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most famous ancient archaeological sites in the world. Located on a limestone hill high above Athens, Greece, the Acropolis has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Over the centuries, the Acropolis was many things: a home to kings, a citadel, a mythical home of the gods, a religious center and a tourist attraction. It has withstood bombardment, massive earthquakes and vandalism yet still stands as a reminder of the rich history of Greece. Today, it is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage site and home to several temples, the most famous of which is the Parthenon.
Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in the Greek capital Athens. At 277 meters above sea level, its summit is the highest point in Central Athens and pine trees cover its base.
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone Roman theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The building was completed in AD 161 and then renovated in 1950.
Following several transformations over its long history, it eventually became the home of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and remains the only stadium in the world built entirely out of marble. The Panathenaic Stadium is open to the public and is still used for events in Athens
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Changing of the Guard ceremonies take place at the Presidential Mansion and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is off Syntagma Square below the Hellenic Parliament.
The Changing the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in particular has become a popular tourist attraction in Athens.
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It’s a quintessential example of neoclassical architecture in Athens that stands against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding modern metropolis. This wonderful 3-building complex encompasses the University of Athens, the Academy, and the National Library.
The first exhibition space, on the Museum’s ground floor, contains finds from the Acropolis slopes. Representing an integral part of the Rock's topography and history, the slopes hosted small and large sanctuaries, old and new cults, theatrical and musical venues and, further downslope, private residences.
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