There is no place like Athens to take a trip to ancient Greek cultures and immerse yourself in the magic of the great temples and majestic buildings that can withstand time.

Athens, the capital of Greece, is the center of the country’s economic, political and cultural life. Birthplace of great artists and philosophers of antiquity, Athens played an essential role in the development of democracy.


In the morning:

Acropolis and Acropolis Museum: The acropolis was built at the highest point of the city because it is close to the sky. In the acropolis, the main temples and theatres of the city were built.

  • Theatre of Dionysus – this theatre was part of a sanctuary dedicated to the god of wine.
  • Odeon de Heraclitus – It is the other theatre that the Acropolis houses. This theatre was built during the period of domination of the Roman Empire.
  • Parthenon – is the great star of the Acropolis and is located at the top of the upper city. The Parthenon is the main temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.
  • Erecton – temple in honour of Poseidon and Athena.



Go to Plaka and taste the traditional Greek gyros (a meat sandwich wrapped in pita bread) and enjoy all the charm of this neighbourhood.

In the Afternoon:

Syntagma Square, Parliament and the Evzones: In this square, you can have an overview of the daily life of the Greeks in Athens. On the other side of the square, there is the Parliament where it is possible to see the changing of guards, carried out by the Evzones, who are the soldiers responsible for guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier in front of the Parliament.

Hadrian’s Arch, and Temple of Zeus: The Temple of Zeus is one of the largest ancient temples of the Greek-Roman Empire and one of the most historic and fascinating places in Athens.

Panathenaic Stadium: it was built in the centuries BC and restored to host the first modern Olympics, honouring the goddess Athena.



360 Degrees: This restaurant/bar is located on the Monastiraki square and is a relaxed place with a sensational view of the Acropolis.

A for Athens: is a rooftop to watch the sunset from one side and the other from the Acropolis.



Written by Maria Luisa Pereira

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