Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the oldest and most famous cities in the entire world.
Athens is a popular tourist destination – here you can experience Acropolis, Hellenic Parliament, Parthenon and all the other amazing things to do in Athens on your next trip to the capital of Greece.
There are lots of historic sites to see while on holiday in Athens. Just about everyone that goes there visits the Parthenon, which is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, which is located in the Acropolis region. It was built between 447 and 438 BC, and is one of the most important classical Greek structures that has survived till modern day. Due to its historical significance, Greeks are working to restore and reconstruct part of it so that it will remain stable for future visitors to marvel at.
If you are interested in politics, visit the Hellenic Parliament, the democratic institution representing its Greek citizens. A grand and imposing structure, today’s Parliament has 300 members.
There are many different kinds of museums in Athens that you can visit on holiday. These include the museum of the Acropolis, which contains sculptures, statues and reliefs from the Acropolis. You can also go to the Historical Museum of Athens, the former sight of the old Parliament, and now holding exhibits from 1821 to World War II.
Head to Athens in April if you want to experience the Greek Orthodox Easter in all of its splendor. Easter is a very holy and celebrated time with special foods, church traditions and other activities.
If you enjoy running, come in November to see the famous Athens marathon. It begins in its namesake, then passes through the resort town of Nea Makri, and back on to Athens to finish in the Panathinaiko Stadium where ancient runners finished the course in the 1896 Olympics.
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