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World heritage site · Ruin
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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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Acropolis Museum , Athens
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Established to preserve the rich heritage of ancient Greece, Acropolis Museum brings together thousands of artifacts found at the world-famou
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Plaka , Athens
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The oldest residential neighborhood in Athens, Plaka sits in the shadows of the city's ancient ruins, welcoming visitors with a labyrinth of
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The largest of Athens' many museums, National Archaeological Museum houses a vast collection of ancient artifacts unearthed from a variety of
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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
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Athens

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Ruins · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
Many things to do in Athens revolve around the city's immense and invaluable heritage. Dig into the world of the ancient Greeks at Acropolis of Athens, a cluster of imposing ruins dominating the city's skyline. At nearby Acropolis Museum, you can discover additional archaeological treasures showcasing the artistic achievements of Classical Greece. You can also wander through the narrow streets of Plaka District, a historic neighborhood filled with trendy shops, exquisite restaurants, and quaint cafes. Add some shopping to the equation by visiting Monastiraki, a neighborhood with strong Ottoman and Byzantine influences, where you'll find many open-air stalls packed with all kinds of goods.

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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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