Athens is indeed a historic brilliance guarding some of the mightiest and most auspicious pieces of Greek Architecture thereby being the best representation of the country’s vibrant heritage. You will be amazed to know that the city beholds much more fun things to do for the tourists other than the celebrated past stories it has to tell you about.
The city receives a Mediterranean climate. The mountainous regions receive snowfall in the winter while the central and northern parts of the city are characterized by hot and dry summers. Athena stretches out an area of 38.96 square kilometres having an estimated population of around 3 million people.
The city carries a legacy of Athenian civilization in its dance, theatre, galleries, sports events, and public lectures. The religious landscape of the city is influenced to a great extent by the Greek Orthodox Christian Faith with around 98% of the population carrying the Orthodox Christian Faith in Greece, while Muslims, Catholics and Jewish form the minorities.
Known for its numerous pieces of fine architecture preserving its heritage, Athens can introduce you to a plethora of museums and ancient buildings taking you a bit closer to Greek culture. The Museum of Contemporary Arts is a talk of the town with its authentic collection of memoirs from Greek history. When we talk about exploration, the Acropolis with its towering ancient buildings should occupy the top spot on your list. Apart from these, a place like Monastiraki is perfect to explore the colours of Greece, introducing you to the busy markets and splendid restaurants. For some silent and peaceful time, the National Gardens keeps you away from the bustling city which also includes a small zoo that kids are sure to love.
The list of activities one can do during their trip to Athens goes on and on. Going to the National Archaeological Museum gives you a chance to dive into the rich history of the city and has an extensive collection of exhibits from Greek civilization. An exploration of places like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Library, Roman Agora, and the Acropolis museum is sure to take you back in time. Make sure you shop for some beautiful souvenirs at the Flea Market in Monastiraki which is also home to a wide range of Greek restaurants where you can munch on some traditional Greek delicacies. One can also head out to the highest point in the city, the Lycabettus Hill which offers panoramic views of Athens making you fall in love with the place.
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