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Ancient Sights of Athens

Acropolis & Parthenon

Acropolis & Parthenon
Acropolis & Parthenon

Worldwide, the Acropolis is the symbol of Athens. Atop the Sacred Rock of Athens, during the Golden Age of Pericles, the Ancient Greeks decided to convey their culture – which was...

Around Acropolis Hill

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is located on the south west side of the rock of Acropolis and was discovered during excavations in 1848 and 1857.

Ancient Agora of Athens

Ancient Agora of Athens
Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora was the heart of the Ancient Athens and the center of social, spiritual and economic life. It was a place to meet, have political discussions and commercially tr...

Roman Agora of Athens

Roman Agora of Athens
Roman Agora of Athens

In the ruins of the Roman Agora, there is a main attraction that is found in the general archaeological area that is surrounded by the streets of Epameinonda, Areos, Polygnotou an...

Kerameikos (Ancient Cemetery)

Kerameikos (Ancient Cemetery)
Kerameikos (Ancient Cemetery)

Kerameikos is the most important cemetery of Ancient Athens and came into existence in the 12th Century B.C. It name comes from the very old community of the city quarter Kerameis...

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus has a rich history from ancient times and is known to have been inhabited since the prehistoric age. The establishment of this sacred ground is dated b...

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Kallimarmaro (Ancient Marble Stadium)
Kallimarmaro (Ancient Marble Stadium)

The space that now houses the Kallimarmaro Stadium was originally a natural ground cavity nestled between two elevations around river Ilissos, the hills of Agra and Ardittos. Lycu...

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Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounio
Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounio

The construction of the Temple of Poseidon started in 444 B.C., the same year that Parthenon was built. It took only four years for the temple to be completed.

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