So you are travelling to Greece? Here are ten of the top historical places to visit when you are in beautiful Greece:
10. The Olympia Theatre
This was the site of Olympic Games way back during the ancient times. This is a glorious historic site for sports however entry is not allowed. This amazing destination is in great shape since it was recently reconstructed for the Athens marathon.
9. The Temple of Apollo
This temple is where magistrates were sworn to office. It played an important role in Athens’ political life and was considered one of the most spectacular with its tall columns that seem to touch heaven.
8. Stoa of Attalos
You will find yourself trapped in time when you walk along these ancient ruins. This was restored in the early 20th century and now it is home to a huge collection of Greek sculptures and art.
7. The Temple of Olympian Zeus
This temple is to honor the god of all gods, Zeus. Even if a huge portion of the temple was lost in time, you can still admire the amazing craftsmanship and architectural skills of the Greeks. This is a breathtaking temple- ruins that is a must-see in Athens.
6. Templo di Athena Nike
This beautiful temple is one of the earliest building on the Acropolis to honor the goddess Athena. You can find intricate images of the assemblies of the gods as well as Greek battles depicted along its temple walls.
5. Odeum of Herodes Atticus
This is the ruins of a second century theatre that was erected along a hill. You can find the outer façade of this historic building still intact but the inner wall has partially eroded. Still it would be a thrill to watch a show here.
This impressive temple in Acropolis is the second largest and what’s amazing about the Erechtheion is its famous Porch of the Caraytis. This is the statues of six maidens located long the temple’s south side and four handsome porch with six Ionic columns located on its north side.
3. Temple of Hephaestus
This is where the altar for Hephaestus, the god of forge lies. Also located in Acropolis, it is one of the most intricately-preserved temples in Greece. Each column is still intact plus the surroundings will take you back in time to ancient Greece with its well-kept gardens.
This once majestic building is known for its delicate proportions and impressive marble columns. This is the temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and is still is one of the most popular and beautiful historic sites in Greece.
1. Acropolis (Akropolis)
This is the most popular historical site in Athens. It is found on a large hill in the center of the capital city. You will find amazing historical artifacts and wonderful architectural masterpieces here which are the most prevalent evidences of one of the most interesting cultures in the world.