Attractions in Athens

The National Garden
There are gardens and then, there are drop-dead gorgeous home-to-the-gods gardens. The National Garden of the Athens falls under the latter. This massive plot of land is not just a home for pretty plants and flowers. This is where stories of Greek goddesses and passion come to life. Taking a stroll around the National Garden is like taking a tour in the ancient mythical tales of beauty, lust and the power of nature.

The Agora
Back in its day, which is around the 6th century BC, the Agora was a place to gather and assemble. This was one of the largest centers during its time and within its walls lies about twenty ancient monuments such as the Temple of Ares, the Alter of Zues and several others. See where ancient Greeks first conjured the ideas of democracy after hearing their leaders speak. For any political history buff, the ancient Agora is a must-see.

The Parthenon
There isn't a Greek restaurant in the world that doesn't have a picture of the famous Parthenon somewhere. Its popularity may not be due to its link with ancient Greece history so much as it is probably due to the formidable and jaw-dropping presence of the place. The Parthenon sits high above the entire city of Athens as if it were lording over the land from high. In some ways, it is. From most parts of the city, the Parthenon looks like a dreamy and mystical land that is beautiful and magical. From up close, it doesn't lose one bit of majesty or mythical beauty.

The Acropolis
The word 'acropolis' is an improper noun that translates into "highest peak of the city." It was this particular acropolis that made the word famous and kept the word current for centuries. The Acropolis of Athens was once the city's citadel and is second only to the Parthenon in historical relevance. The structure has been well preserved and restored throughout its life and now stands as a proud example of early man's strength and architectural capabilities.

Theatre of Dionysus
Greece is the birthplace of theatre. The performing arts were and still are considered next to godliness and this theatre is where it all started. The name of the theatre is in honor of the god of theatre, Dionysus. Back in this theatre's day, the plays lasted three or four days and the playwright's were either loved for their work or strongly hated for their shortcomings. For it was here that the world first met great characters like Medea, Clytemnestra and Electra.