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Athens SightseeingAthens Tourist Attractions - We have chosen ten of the top attractions in the Athens area, which we think are a must see for every traveller to the area. You will want to check them out and fit them into your itinerary.

First, you will want to stop at the Acropolis. The center of all life in Athens, the political, cultural center of Athens and this is a must see. After you spend some time visiting this site you will should then visit the Agora, which is open the days Tues - Sun. 8:30 - 2:45. It was the most important part of all the cities and states in Ancient Greece. You will learn a lot about the city after visiting this site. Then spend a day at the Schinias Beach at Marathon for crystal clear waters and day of relaxation. Bring all your beach gear and plan to have a picnic. You will love the waters here. Don’t miss The Temple of Olympian Zeus. It is a definite for all cultural lovers and you will be amazed at the size of the monument

There are more places on our top ten list and they are listed below. The phone numbers and contact information are listed with them. We know there are so many other things to do and see in Athens Greece and we hope you fit as many of them as you can into your schedule. Whatever the case may be, just get out there and sight see, all the splendour of Athens awaits you.

Dionysiou Areopagitou St
Athens, 105 58 Greece
01 323 6665
The Aropolis is open the days Mon - Fri. 8 - 7; Sat., Sun. 8:30 - 3 and was dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos. The rock of the Acropolis is in the middle of the Athenian basin. There is a summit that can be reached by a gateway and you will enjoy a fabulous view of the area.

Adrianou St, (Thissio)
Athens, 105 55 Greece
01321 48255
The Agora is open the days Tues-Sun. 8:30-2:45 and it was the most important part of all the cities and states in ancient Greece. It covers about 10 acres of land and it as the center of life in Athens. You will just love exploring through all there is to see.

Helicopter Sightseeing Tour of Athens by Hop In Zinon Tours
29 Zanni Street, Piraeus
Athens, 185 36 Greece
+30 210 428 5500
The Helicopter Sightseeing Tour of Athens by Hop In Zinon Tours is a great way to see the city of Athens from the sky that is if you are not afraid of flying. All the things you can see from the air you will just love this. Take time to do it while you are visiting.

Schinias Beach at Marathon
Schinias, Marathon
Athens, 190 07 Greece
+30 210 821 0872
The Schinias Beach at Marathon is a very beautiful beach with waters that are crystal clear and places to have picnics too. This is the place for a perfect day at the beach. You will want to pack a lunch and plan to spend the day. It is gorgeous for all beach lovers.

Temple of Olympian Zeus
Vassilissis Olgas Avenue
Athens, 105 57 Greece
+30 210 922 6330
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a definite must for all cultural lovers. This is an ancient site of Greece and you will be amazed at the size of the monument. Explore all you can and you will learn so much about the temple. Plan to spend a few hours while you are there.

Lykavittos Hill
Corner of Aristippou & Ploutarchou Streets, Kolonaki
Athens, 106 76 Greece
+30 210 722 7065
The Lykavittos Hill can be accessed by a cable car or you can take a leisurely walk to the top. Once you reach the very top of the hill there is such beautiful scenery and it is one of the highest points in Athens. Please make every effort to take the time to see this attraction.

Panathenaic Stadium
Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue
Athens, 116 35 Greece
+30 210 325 1744
The Panathenaic Stadium was the stadium that was used for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is also the only stadium that is made completely out of marble. You will want to take a look at it, especially if you are a sports fan, you’ve never seen anything like it.

Above Rangava and Prytaniou streets, (Plaka)
Athens, 105 58 Greece
The Anafiotika is a very beautiful place that you will want to see and enjoy while you are visiting the area of Athens. It is just a small section of the city that slopes on the Acropolis. A very nice, leisurely afternoon will spent here among all its beautiful scenery.

National Archaeological Museum
44 Patission St
Athens, 106 82 Greece
Phone: +30 210 821 7717
The National Archaeological Museum was designed by the German architect Ernst Ziller in the year 1889. You will want to spend hours inside the museum just admiring all the wonderful exhibits as you explore it. This is fantastic museum for cultural lovers to take in on the trip to Athens.

Benaki Museum
138 Pireos Street
Athens, 106 74 Greece
+30 210 367 1000
The Benaki Museums has more than 20,000 works of art. You will see Greece's history from its beginnings to today and will just love the way it is displayed. A very nice afternoon to spend during your visit to the Athens area and on Thursdays the museum has free admission.


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