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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Athens

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Historical Places in Athens

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    A cluster of ancient ruins of great architectural and historical significance, Acropolis of Athens has been the star attraction of Athens for
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    What remains standing today of Temple of Olympian Zeus serves as a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek architecture. Built over severa
    Tours from $64
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    Parthenon , Athens
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    The epitome of the power and glory of ancient Greece, Parthenon serves as part of an ancient group of temples situated on a hill just above m
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    Little changed in the two millennia since its completion, making Temple of Hephaestus recognizable to many on the northwestern corner of Athe
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    Erechtheion , Athens
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    Across from the Parthenon, Erechtheion has gained acclaim for its south porch, which is supported by female figures in place of traditional c
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    Where to stay in Athens

    If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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