Top 10 Athens Greece Attractions

Top 10 Attractions and Sightseeings in Athens, Greece.

The attractions in Athens attract more than 13 million tourists every year. There are many tourism places that can be visited in Athens and for most of them you will need more than just 1 hour to examine. But if you want to see all the sightseeings there then you may need at least one week. Every year more than 45 million tourists visit the beautiful Greece all around and most of them come again at least once in their lifetime.

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The best tourist and top popular places in the capital of Greece are:

#1 The most famous in all of Athens sightseeing and attractions is the large hill in the center of the city - the ancient ruins of the Acropolis (Akropolis)
#2 Parthenon (Parthenonas)
#3 Agora
#4 New Acropolis Museum
#5 Plaka
#6 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mnimeio Agnostou Stratiotou)
#7 National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo)
#8 Byzantine Museum (Vizantino Museo)
#9 Temple of Olympian Zeus (Stiles Olymbiou Dios)
#10 Benaki Museum

The most famous attractions in Athens, Greece
Top Attractions in Athens

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Athens Attractions - the Parthenon

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Athens Greece Attractions or more precisely the top ten attractions in Athens are starting with the Parthenon that is one of the symbols of the capital of Greece - Athens.

The Parthenon is the temple of Athena - the Greek goddess, whom the people of Athens considered their defender. It is one of the world's greatest cultural monuments and thought as one of the best Athens Greece attractions. The Parthenon was constructed in 432 BC on the other top attraction - the Athenian Acropolis, although decorations of the Parthenon continued one more year. It is the most important surviving building of Ancient Greece, usually considered to be an enduring symbol of Greece and of Athenian democracy. Currently, the Greek Ministry of Culture is carrying out a program of reconstruction and restoration of the temple to ensure its stability.

The Acropolis of Athena
Acropolis in Athens - top attraction

The Parthenon itself replaced an older temple of Athena, the Older Parthenon, that was ruined by the Persian invasion of 480 BC. During the years it served as the treasury of the Athenian Empire, as a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, as a mosque in the early 1460s, as the garrison headquarters of the Turkish army (gunpowder magazine). In 1687 the Parthenon was severely damaged by artillery fire of the Venetians and more of its sculptures ruined...

The Greek government began to restore the Parthenon and some Acropolis structures in 1975. Later, the European Union funded the project and helped with technical assistance for its restoration and reconstruction, but although the enormous efforts the Parthenon could never be restored to the state its was before 1687.

The origin of the Parthenon's name is not clear. According to some historical experts, the term "Parthenon" means "the virgin's place" and it was referred only to a particular room of the Parthenon.

Nowadays the Parthenon (and the Acropolis in particular) is one of the world best-known temple and a top tourist attraction.

We hope that the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens will be saved and soon reconstructed by the Greek government because it is an exclusively magnificent monument and that most of the Athens attractions will remain for the next generations.