HISTORIC CENTER OF ATHENS
The area that is considered the historic center is bounded parametrically by Stadiou Street, Vasilissis Amalias Avenue, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street/ Apostolou Pavlou, Ermou Street and Athinas Street.
From the ancient times and until recently (after the Greek War of Independence of 1821), the city of Athens slightly surpassed these boundaries since there were settlements north and northeast of the Rock of Acropolis.
The largest section of the Historic Center of Athens shows its age, as the buildings located there have given to the area the personality that it maintains even today.
The majority of the archaeological sites of the city are located on and around the Acropolis. Of course, the Parthenon, Erechtheion and other temples who dominate the top of the hill, constitute the broad archaeological circumference of the Acropolis. On its south slope are the Theater of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
Under the North Slope are the Ancient Agora of Thisio and the Roman Agora with the Tower of the Winds, and the most contemporary neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Psiri.
Finally, in a greater distance and east of Acropolis is the Temple of Olympian Zeus with Hadrian's Arch and on the west is Kerameikos.
Only the Academy of Plato is far from the other sites and you need a car to go there, but from early on it was included in the great plan of the unification of the archaeological sites.
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