Top Five Things to do in Athens, Greece

Top Five Things to Do in Athens Greece

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There are so many things to do in Athens that it can be overwhelming to make a decision on how to spend your time. Here is a list of the top five things to do in Athens, Greece.

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1. Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora Athens Greece

No trip to Athens would be complete without visiting the Agora. This is where goods and services were bought and sold; everything from produce to prostitution.

Famous philosophers, such as Socrates and Sophocles, would often gather a crowd here with their deep intellectual speeches and musings.

I wonder how many people actually understood what they were talking about…

2. Acropolis

Acropolis Athens Greece

Let’s be real, the main reason you really want to go to Athens is for the Acropolis, am I right? I don’t blame you.

We all grow up learning about this area and the buildings therein. But what do you really know about one of the most famous structures in Greece?

Check out my full itinerary for Athens to learn more about this incredible place.

3. Temple of Zeus

Temple of Zeus Athens Greece

Even though only 15 columns remain standing out of the original 104, this place is still worth visiting. The columns themselves are huge.

If you think about how the Greeks in 131 A.D. would have built this structure, without the use of modern-day cranes and equipment, you come to appreciate the quality craftsmanship of the temple as it stands all these years later.

4. Temple of Hephaestus

Temple of Hephaestus Athens Greece

As one of the best-preserved temples in all of Greece, this is not-to-be-missed!

Take a moment to look for the original friezes depicting the battle of Theseus and the fall of Troy.

5. Theatre of Dionysus

Theatre of Dionysus Athens Greece

The world’s oldest theatre and home to writers Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.

Make sure you check out the front row of stone chairs to see the inscribed names of the wealthy “owners” of those seats.

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