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Athens, the capital city of Greece is one of the world’s oldest cities, often referred to as the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, part of the Attica region is one of the world’s oldest cities. The heritage of the city is still evident, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the Parthenon being the most famous of all.
The first place to begin with is the majestic and most recognized monument, the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to goddess Athena, situated on the sacred rock of the Acropolis.
One of the great things to do in Athens is visit Syntagma Square for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Greece, which is located at the Parliament Building. Your Greek vacation is not complete without a photo alongside the tall, commanding Presidential Guards, known as Evzones. The change of the guards, a ten-minute ceremonial procedure that takes place every hour is worth a watch.
Athens and Attica have the most prominent archaeological monuments including Acropolis, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Olympion, Roman Market, Panathinaiko Stadium or Kallimarmaro, and The Temple of Poseidon in Sounio. A visit to the many museums, mainly, The Acropolis Museum, Archaeological Museum, Military Museum, Benaki Museum, Byzantine Museum will give you an insight on the rich heritage and history of this city.
Other important places to visit include Temple of Olympian Zeus, Lykavittos Hill, Ancient Agora, Monastiraki and Temple of Poseidon.
Athens is surrounded by pristine beaches. Flisvos Marina promenades a great destination for all ages, and is ideal for the whole family to take walk on the crystal sand beach or take dip in the fine blue clean waters.
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