This monument is the trademark, not only of Athens but of entire Greece. At first Acropolis was a military fortress, it then became a religious center which was dedicated to the ancient Greek goddess, Athena. There are three different beautiful and important temples: the Parthenon, the Erechteion and the temple of Nike. Parthenon was dedicated to Athena and out of the three it is the most well-known temple. Hiking to see Parthenon is an unforgettable experience and even more amazing doing this in the afternoon to watch the sunset. #justmagic
This is where the political congregations and juries used to take place in ancient Athens and is located northwest of the Acropolis. It is ideal for a morning walk while being in downtown Athens, you will pass the beautiful greenery and impressive ruins. In Ancient Agora you will find some very exceptional monuments, such as the temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalus.
In the heart of the busy city center of Athens, there is a green hidden treasure: the National Garden which is located next to the Greek Parliament. The National garden was ordered by Queen Amalia between 1838 and 1840. It had initially more than 500 different plant species from all around the world. The National Garden has labyrinth paths, small lakes, wooden benches, a small zoo, a Botanical museum, a children’s library, and an open coffee shop.
The Temple of Poseidon
The Temple of Poseidon in Sounion is located near Athens and by the sea. There are daily excursions organized to Cape Sounion from the center of Athens. It is the perfect chance to enjoy a stunning views of the Aegean Sea and even more beautiful sunsets. The Temple of Poseidon had sentimental value for the locals at sea, this was the first and last spot they would be able to see.