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Top tourist attractions in Athens

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Alexandros Mitsionis

on 4 January 2015

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National Garden is a public park in the center of Athens and it is located behind the building of the Greek Parliament. National Garden is a quiet and peaceful place away from the bustling with a gorgeous green canopy of trees and vibrant plant life and encloses some ancient ruins. It is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Statues decorate the gardens as well as flowerbeds and small ruins of antiquity. National Garden Designed by Amalia, the first Queen of Greece, it is an oasis in Central Athens.
The monument is guarded round the clock by two Evzone soldiers dressed in unique traditional uniforms. Every hour takes place the ceremony of changing the guard at the monument to the unknown soldier. Every Sunday at 11:00 am, the official guard change takes place with the participation of a platoon of Evzones. This is a major touristic attraction that is worth attending.
Parthenon, Acropolis
The Parthenon is located on the Acropolis, on a hill that overlooks Athens. Acropolis is a constant reminder of the glory of Ancient Athens and it is among the most culturally significant sites in the world. The majority of sites on the Acropolis were constructed in the 5TH Century BC and remains an inspirational monument to the achievements of the Ancient Greek civilization.
Panathinakon Stadium
The Panathinaikon Stadium is the athletic stadium in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of white marble and one of the oldest stadium worldwide.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is located south-east of the Acropolis close to the center of Athens. It is a colossal ruined temple that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. It was the largest of the ancient greek temples. Nowadays, it is a major tourist attraction in Athens.
One of the most tourist attractions in Athens is the Plaka District, which resides under the Acropolis and spreads out to Syntagma Square. Plaka is the oldest section and the historic heart of Athens and it is the perfect way to experience authentic greek culture. The area is quite private and boasts unique scenery with several cafes, restaurants and stone walkways.
National Garden,Athens
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. It has the largest collection of Greek architecture and ancient sculptures The museum has 5 floors and nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square meters. Acropolis Museum situated almost opposite acropolis, it is a multilevel structure around a concrete core that has the same dimensions as the perimeter of Parthenon.
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