Best places to visit in Athens.
One of the oldest city in the world.
As one of the oldest cities in the world, there are plenty of incredible places to visit in Athens, Greece. It’s a travel destination not to be missed for history lovers, with a vast array of majestic ruins to visit, including the world-famous Acropolis, the Ancient Agora etc. On top of that the city is home to quaint neighbourhoods, stunning viewpoints and museums, as well as being perfectly located for some fabulous day trips around Greece. Now I am going to share some viewpoints you have to visit when you go to Athens with you.
Athen special ticket package
Athen special ticket package
The monuments of Athens are usually included in the Athen special ticket package, with a full ticket of € 30, as long as you visit the Acropolis and add two more attractions, it is cost-effective to buy this ticket package. This ticket package including the Acropolis, Ancient Bazaar, Hadrian’s Library, Ancient Roman Bazaar, Temple of Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, Keramiks, Luceon.
Where you can buy this ticket?
In those attractions entrance, you can see this bulletin board that tell you 2 types ticket, which there are respectively 6 euro for this attraction and 30 euro for ticket package that including 8 sceneries. Once you buy the ticket package, you just need to scan this QR code in the entrance.
雅典的古蹟通常都含在雅典套票（Athen special ticket package）裡面，全票 €30，學生票 €15（2017年）只要參觀衛城再另外加兩個景點，買套票就划算了。這個套票包含了衛城、古市集、哈德良圖書館、古羅馬市集、宙斯神殿、哈德良拱門、凱拉米克斯、呂克昂
It’s worth to visiting.
The Hadrian ’s Arch is located next to the Temple of Zeus. The protagonist of Hadrian and Hadrian ’s Library is the same. Legend has it that the people of Athens thanked him for building many temples and monumental arches in Athens. It is about 18 meters high and 14 meters wide. The semi-circular marble arch is supported by Corinthian columns and has three door openings. It is elegant and majestic. This arch is not only used to commemorate Hadrian, but also used to distinguish the new and old city of Athens, which it is worth to visiting.
*Address : Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 50, Athina 105 58
*Hours : 24 hours
2. Temple of Zeus
You can see the delicate carving at the top.
The temple of Zaus is the place of god Zeus was enshrined in it. It took almost 600 years. In the Middle Ages, for expand Athens, many people carried marble from the temple to build a house. The original has 104 column, and now only less than one-fifth, but you still can see the delicate carving at the top which you can image that it was majesty from the remaining pillar.
宙斯神廟是宙斯神所在的地方。 花了將近600年的時間。 在中世紀，為了擴大雅典，許多人抬著大理石從聖殿裡蓋房子。 原始的有104列，現在只有不到五分之一，但是你仍然可以看到頂部的精緻雕刻，可以從其餘的柱子上看到它的威嚴。
*Address : Archaia Olympia 270 65
*Hours : Mon-Sun 08:30-20:00
The Acropolis is undoubtedly the most famous site in all of Athens.
The Acropolis is undoubtedly the most famous site in all of Athens. Perched on top of a hill in the city centre, this ancient citadel is home to some of the oldest ruins in the city. The ruins of the Acropolis date back to the 5th century BC, and are a must see when visiting Athens.
Of all the structures found at the Acropolis, the Parthenon is the most well-known. Although the Parthenon is the most famous site at the Acropolis, there are a number of other ruins to visit, including the Theatre of Dionysus, the Propylaea, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.
雅典衛城無疑是整個雅典最著名的景點。 這座古老的城堡坐落在市中心的一座小山上，是該市一些最古老的廢墟的所在地。 雅典衛城可以追溯到公元前5世紀，是參觀雅典時必看的景點。
*Address : Athens 105 58
*Hours : Mon-Sun 08:00-20:00
4. Theater of Dionysus Eleuthereus
People are afraid of god being angry.
Dionysus is the Greek god of wine and drama. The purpose of the theater was to show the god, that makes them joyful. Because people are afraid of god being angry. This theater was originally built in the sixth century BC, and later restored in the Roman period. The seats and walkways are very mature and can accommodate about 17,000 people.
5. Odeon of Herodes Atticus
2 nd Century.
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a theatre dating back to the 2nd Century. The theatre is still used today, although it is cordoned off so that you can only access it if you have tickets to a performance. The Herodes Atticus was built in 161 AD, and was a gift from the then philosopher Herodes to the city of Athens. Fortunately you can still get a good vantage point of it from the southwest slope of the Acropolis.
Herodes Atticus劇場，其歷史可追溯到2世紀。儘管已關閉劇院，但今天仍在使用劇院，以便只有在有演出門票的情況下才能使用劇院。 Herodes Atticus建於公元161年，是當時的哲學家Herodes送給雅典市的禮物。幸運的是，你仍然可以從雅典衛城的西南坡獲得良好的製高點。
In the sixth century BC, the Acropolis was finally built as a place for people to worship the gods. The magnificent mountain gate became the entrance to the Acropolis. The “propylon” refers to the entrance to the temple or hall. The front column is Doric Order, and the interior is more fancy style of Ionic Order
The Parthenon is the most well-known in Acropolis.
The Parthenon is a former temple, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the city of Athens was named after. Construction of the temple began in 447 BC and continued until 432 BC. As with many of the structures at the Acropolis, the Parthenon has suffered substantial damage over the years, which now is still in restoring.
帕德嫩神廟 是一座曾為希臘女神雅典娜（Athena）建造的寺廟，雅典女神以雅典娜的名字命名。 聖殿的建造始於公元前447年，一直持續到公元前432年。 與雅典衛城的許多建築物一樣，帕德嫩神廟多年來遭受了重大破壞，所以現在都在正修復中。
The temple of Eriktion on the top of the mountain facing the Padnen Temple. The building has three parts. The exterior is still intact. The Ionic structure is dedicated to Athena and Poseidon. It is used to worship different gods. Like a general temple, only one kind of god is worshipped.
9. Acropolis hill
The Acropolis Hill is one of the commanding heights of Athens, and you can see where the New Acropolis Museum is.
Witnessing the world-famous monuments with my own eyes always feels very disappointing at present, because the monuments in Greece are not well preserved. But I still think it’s amazing that I can see it through my eyes, for the vicissitudes of the millennium history.