Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Athens

If you are interested in Classical antiquity, Athens is an open-air museum packed with archaeological sites. These are the main tourist attractions to visit in Athens.

Top monuments and tourist attractions

Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens, meaning “high point city” in ancient Greek is a rocky hill in the city center, home to numerous temples and other important buildings.

Parthenon

Located on the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon is a grandiose temple that has become the symbol of Athens and Greece.

Ancient Agora

The Ancient Agora of Athens was the social, political and commercial hub of the city during Ancient Greece. This

Syntagma Square

Situated in the center of Athens, Syntagma Square is not only located in the heart of Greece’s capital, it is also an important historical public area.

Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium was built in 144 AD. In the 19th century, it was dug up and restored. It hosted the first contemporary Olympics in 1896.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Also called the Olympieion, the Temple of Olympian Zeus was a grandiose temple built between the sixth century BC and second century AD.

Theatre of Dionysus

Built during the sixth century BC, the Theatre of Dionysus was the largest theatre built at the time. It had a seating capacity of 17,000 spectators.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Commissioned by the Roman senator Herodes Atticus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is an impressive theatre built in Athens in 161 AD.

Roman Agora

The Roman Agora was the ancient public square in Athens raised during the Roman period. The central market and the public latrines.

Kerameikos

Kerameikos, also known as Ceramicus, is an area in Athens which was once famous for the pottery shops and is now home to a large cemetery.

Hadrian's Library

Hadrian’s Library was once an imposing building founded to house to the vast papyrus collection owned by the Roman emperor Hadrian.

Athens also has beautiful and typical neighborhoods to explore, not to mention its renowned museums.