Athens, Past and Present Beauty!
The area that is presently the home of Athens, Greece owns a tremendous history. Continuously inhabited since 7000 BC, Athens is a modern metropolis with deep roots and an unbreakable bond with its past. A visit to Athens gives you the opportunity to see, first hand, the home of modern democracy, a widely diverse collection of ancient art and architecture, and picturesque surroundings that will take your breath away.; this ensures there is something for everyone to see.
On your visit to Athens, experience the rich history of the ancient city by visiting the outstanding museums. The cultural variety of Athens’ past includes the Greek
, and Ottoman Empires
so history enthusiasts can enjoy numerous points of interest.
• The Acropolis Museum
- This 25,000m² masterpiece is home to roughly 4,000 pieces. Its establishment sprang from an effort to protect the artifacts from looting, vandalism, and effects of weather.
• Athens City Museum
- The historic Old Palace, former home of King Otto and Queen Amalia, the museum is now a home to important works from the 18th to 20th centuries.
• Byzantine and Christian Museum
- Officially opened in 1924; the museum is home to 25,000 textiles, sculptures, paintings, and other types of artwork. This extensive collection takes you from the early Christian era through the post-Byzantine period of art in Greece.
• Benaki Museum
- The collections of Antonis Benaki are the heart of this outstanding private museum, which is often called the finest private museum in the world. The Benaki Museum features a remarkable compilation of Islamic art dating back to the 8th century. Must see landmarks in Athens
• The Ancient Agora
• The Parthenon
• Monastery of Daphni
• Hadrian's Arch
• Temple of Olympian Zeus
• Roman Agora
• Theater of Dionysos
• The Acropolis
• Panathenaic Stadium
• Temple of Hephaestus
All of the past glory of Athens melds with its present beauty to create a vacation you will never forget.
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