Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis is one of the finest examples of the Greek Architecture and a symbol of the times when Greece became a democratic country.The Acropolis is famous for having monuments like the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike that give a lot of information regarding the Greek Civilisation.Parthenon in particular, was made in honour of Goddess Athena, the patron goddess of Athens and goddess of wisdom.
Most of the sculptures that had been shipped are till date, a part of the British Museum. UNESCO has declared Acropolis to be one of the World Heritage.
The Panathenaic Stadium
The Panathenaic Stadium was famous for hosting track and field events in ancient times as part of their celebration. The tradition went for years, after which, there were some changes included in the shape of the stadium after the Romans took over Athens. The shape of the stadium was changed from the customary rectangle to the current horse shoe shape.It became the venue for the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is also known as Olympieion was made in honour of Zeus, known to be the Father of all Gods.The construction was completed in and around 129 AD.
The temple was completely destroyed when an earthquake struck the city of Athens. Today, one can see the ruins of this temple from the Acropolis which is made of marble. A giant statue of God Zeus, made of Gold and Ivory can be seen erected just beside the Temple. The temple is a great source of information for those who want to learn more about the Greek History and architecture.
The Theatre of Dionysus signifies the birth of theatre in Greece. Acropolis provides a grand view of this theatre. It staged various tragic plays and dramas, many of which are played even today. These plays are a great source of information to the historians.
Located in the centre of the city of Athens, the National Park is spread across almost 16 acers. It is also known as VassilikosKipos meaning the ‘Royal Gardens’ in Greek. Apart from being a beautiful garden, which is open from sunrise to sunset, the National Garden boasts of having a Children’s Library, a café, a botanical museum, a duck pond and a zoo.
Zappeion is a landmark spread across more than four thousand square metres. It is used for organising exhibitions and meetings, both private and public. The interior has a banquet hall used for dinners, an exhibition hall which is used for art, antique shows and book fairs and an atrium which are used for concerts and conferences.Zappeion Exhibition Hall has also been home to Greek EU Presidency, the Press Centre for the Ministry of the Press during the 2004 Olympic Games and also organises Greece's Fashion Week.
The Jewish Museum of Greece is a place to know the existence of the Jews and their history. Founded in 1977, the main aim of this museum is to preserve the history of Jews and exhibit it to the public.The museum consists of various artefacts which gives a lot of information about the community. One can also see art galleries, a periodic exhibition space and gives a picture about the Greek- Jews and the lives they led centuries ago.
This Museum is an absolute heaven for car lovers. The three floored museum displays cars belonging to both 19th and 20th Century. The museum also gives lot a of information about the evolution of cars and has on display, cars of around 110 varieties belonging to famous companies such as Mercedes, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati to name a few. There is also a Formula One Car simulator which gives the feeling of driving a formula one racing car.