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    Acropolis of Athens

    Acropolis of Athens

    Ranked #1 overall in Athens things to do
    225 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    Seen from everywhere around Athens, the Acropolis is a must visit to get a sense of the history of this city and country and everything surrounding it.

  • 2
    Parthenon

    Parthenon

    Ranked #2 overall in Athens things to do
    174 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    The Parthenon (/ˈpɑːrθəˌnɒnˌ -nən/; Ancient Greek: Παρθενών; Modern Greek: Παρθενώνας, Parthenónas) is a former temple,[4][5] on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens ...

  • 3
    New Acropolis Museum

    New Acropolis Museum

    Ranked #3 overall in Athens things to do
    132 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    This is easily my favorite museum that I've ever visited. The outside entryway and walkways are mostly glass floors, so that as you walk, you can see the dug-out remains ...

  • 4
    Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Temple of Olympian Zeus

    Ranked #4 overall in Athens things to do
    88 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    I don't know why this is so cool, but it really is. The columns are so big and there are only so many left, but the ones that are still ...

  • 5
    Plaka

    Plaka

    Ranked #5 overall in Athens things to do
    64 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighbourhood
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFoodies

    Although very expensive, however a totally historical, picturesque place, full of culture.

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    Panathenaic Stadium

    Panathenaic Stadium

    Ranked #6 overall in Athens things to do
    64 reviews
    Performing Arts, Sports, Stadium
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    Olympic games first stadium is made of the world wide famous marble of Penteli with the stoning white colour. Hidden inside one of the 7 hills of the city o ...

  • 7
    Mount Lycabettus

    Mount Lycabettus

    Ranked #7 overall in Athens things to do
    59 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureHistory

    The ride up Mount Likavitos on the cable-car railway (teleferique) is often a hit with kids. It operates every 20 minutes in summer (7€ round-trip).

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    Ancient Agora

    Ancient Agora

    Ranked #8 overall in Athens things to do
    62 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryOutdoorsyFamilies

    You can't visit Plaka and the Acropolis without also seeing the Agora! It is the heart of the city, the reason to fall in love with Athens and my favorite ...

  • 9
    National Archaeological Museum

    National Archaeological Museum

    Ranked #9 overall in Athens things to do
    59 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    Probably the best Museum of Greece, the National Archaeological Museum hosts great exhibits from all over the ancient world. It is located about 10 minutes away from "the Blue House" ...

  • 10
    Odeon of Herod Atticus

    Odeon of Herod Atticus

    Ranked #10 overall in Athens things to do
    57 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    Just a short walk up the hill there's this beautifully preserved theater, that overlooks the city

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