Athens, the biggest ancient city in the world. The city with the most beautiful history and with a lot more. Visiting this city for the first time was exciting for me. I didn’t know what to expect from Athens. It was my first time to visit a big historical city. Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire.
The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple.
To visit Athens was a hard decision for me. I didn’t know to visit or not to visit this city. Reading about the politics there it was to hard to make this decision because the city there wasn’t quiet and I didn’t wanted to get troubles in this city. But after a lot of thinking I decided to go there.
I can say that Athens is a beautiful city but the people there aren’t to friendly and they are trying to steal from you in different ways, especially with the prices which is to hard to believe but it’s true, they are trying to get more moneys from you for everything.
The easiest thing in Athens is to go around the city, it is a simple city and you have ancient places every where. But visiting some of the most popular places in Athens is a great thing to do, but you will need a lot of time just for one place because they always are full of people.
In Athens I visited Acropolis of Athens, Acropolis Museum, Parthenon, Ancient Agora of Athens, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, Monastiraki and much much more. But in this post I will share my visit in some of my favorite places in Athens.
One of my favorite places was Temple of Olympian Zeus.I learned about the history, The history was so amazing.The Temple of Olympian Zeu, also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a monument of Greece and a former colossal temple at the centre of the Greek capital Athens. It was dedicated to Olympian Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman period the temple -that included 104 colossal columns- was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.
The second favorite place was Acropolis of Athens its was so beautiful I was so shocked when I saw this wonderful place it was amazing to see that the places was still alive and in the good shape.
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as “The Acropolis” without qualification.
While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site’s most important buildings including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike The Parthenon and the other buildings were seriously damaged during the 1687 siege by the Venetians in the Morean War when gunpowder being stored in the Parthenon was hit by a cannonball and exploded.