Info Hostels photo 569 © cowgirljess


3 Must-See Sights in Athens

Hostel in Athens Greece

3 Must-See Sights in Athens.
For a glimpse into how life may have been back in the 5th century, you needn’t go any further than Athens, Greece. Many important structures are still standing, some are even being restored to prolong their life so people can come to view and wander through the spectacular ruins.

Acropolis which translates literally to Acro (edge) and polis (city), is considered to be the ‘Sacred Rock’ of Athens. It is an important area symbolising the artistic development that took place throughout Greece during the 5th century and is a must see sight as it also includes the well known Parthenon. The Parthenon was initiated by Perikles and dedicated to Athena Parthenos who is the goddess of Athens. It is made from pentalic marble and is designed in the Doric style. The structure conveys the wealth and values of Athens at the time and still today is one of the most visited sites in Europe.

The Olympieon site should be the next stop on your list as the area holds many impressive and important monuments. Hadrian’s Arch is a bold statement of triumph built on the road that leads from the old city of Athens to the new. The structure is made from pentalic marble and there are two inscriptions on the arch. The first which faces the old city on reads, ‘This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus.’ On the other side and facing the new city the second inscription reads, ‘This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus.’

The Poseidon Temple is not to be missed. Located at Sounion, you will need to put a day aside to travel there and see the excavations. The temple was first mentioned in Homers ‘Odyssey’ when on returning from Troy, Menelaos stopped here and chose it as the place to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Research carried out on the site has also concluded that there were at least two meeting points for organised cults to gather upon this site.


Book Hostels in Athens.

Read blog news about Athens

0 properties in Athens  

Top Related Athens News.
  • Photo of Why Greece should be top of your list, Athens

    12.04.2015. Why Greece should be top of your list Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is one of the world's oldest cities and it is r...

  • Photo of The Club NEXT DOOR, Athens

    09.21.2015. The Club NEXT DOOR "Athens doesn't have any night clubs in this part of the city", we heard them saying when we first g...

  • Photo of Greece Update, Athens

    07.08.2015. Greece Update Hello,this is Sofia from AthenStyle hostel in Athens and I would like to give you am insight of the ...

  • Photo of Athens, paradise of gods, Athens

    05.15.2015. Athens, paradise of gods It seems that we will need a lifetime to see all the magnificent places on this planet, but maybe it...

  • Photo of Athens, magnificent Acropolis, Athens

    11.11.2014. Athens, magnificent Acropolis It's one thing to study about the ancient ruins of three thousand years in books or watch romantic G...

  • Photo of Athenstyle , Athens

    07.28.2014. Athenstyle In the heart of Athens, this millennial breathtaking city, together with historical temples, ruins a...

  • Photo of Athens, fascinating place, Athens

    11.15.2013. Athens, fascinating place People usually have love or hate relationship with Greece's capital Athens, it all depends what you ...

  • Photo of The olive tree experience, Athens

    09.07.2013. The olive tree experience Time to go back to nature, escape the city and its noise, watch the stars at night and wake up wi...

  • Photo of Athens Classic Marathon, Athens

    11.20.2012. Athens Classic Marathon According to legend, the very first marathon in the world appeared on the route where the present da...

  • Photo of Unique city Athens, Athens

    12.06.2011. Unique city Athens Athens, considered as a unique city, with more than 3000 years old history, chaotic and beautiful. A...