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The best things to do in Athens

For most people considering what to do in Athens, thoughts turn to the city's amazingly rich ancient history. Of course, among the major things to see in Athens is the Acropolis, the most important site in ancient Greece, and the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. But while these two monuments may be the best-known Athens attractions, they are not the only places to visit in Athens for history enthusiasts.

Next to the Parthenon is the Temple of Caryatid, a portico with six columns, each decorated with female figures. Another of the ancient attractions in Athens is the Temple of Zeus, a temple that was built in marble columns 17 metres tall. Anyone with an interest in the fascinating world of ancient Greece will be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in Athens: there's also
the Panathenaic Stadium, the Theater of Dionysus, and the Adrian Library ... all with rich history.

In the city center you can find Syntagma Square, home to the Greek Parliament and many others museums and parks. Here you can attend the famous changing of the guard or visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and enjoy plenty of more modern Athens activities after taking the time to look at the city's history. Know that there are different areas of the city and each one has its own charm. Plaka, known as the Neighborhood of the Gods, is the oldest and has narrow streets stocked you can find souvenir shops. If splashing the cash is on your list of stuff to do in Athens, then Monastiraki is one of the main shopping areas of the city with streets full of shops.


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