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#1

Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking Athens. This ancient citadel contains the remains of several historically significant ancient buildings, the most famous being the Parthenon, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Visitors can take a number of tours which give insights into Greek history, or walk the site alone.

4.5 (3,495 reviews)
#2

Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is a museum in Athens, where archaeological findings from the site of the Acropolis citadel are housed. Opened to the public in 2009, the museum is home to over 4000 artifacts found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes of the Acropolis, and contains relics from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.

4.7 (1,135 reviews)
#3

Athens Self-Guided Tours

Uncover Athens' captivating past with a self-guided tour

3.4 (68 reviews)
#4

Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Athens as it stands today is one of the most important monuments in Athens. Walk the remains of what was once a place for the citizens of ancient Athens to meet, gossip, and get the news on the issues of the day. Everyone from philosophers to priests, and politicians to prostitutes crossed paths here!

4.5 (123 reviews)
#5

National Archaeology Museum

The National Archaeology Museum is the largest museum in Greece, and one of the most important archaeological museums in the world. With the initial purpose of collecting findings from 19th-century excavations in Attica and elsewhere, it gradually became the central National Archaeology Museum, and was enriched with finds from many different regions. Its world-renowned collections, boasting more than 11,000 items, offer you a panorama of ancient Greek culture, from the beginning of prehistory to late antiquity.

4.6 (333 reviews)
#6

Athens Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Discover the sights of Athens on a hop-on hop-off tour

4.3 (147 reviews)
#7

Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a temple ruin in the center of Athens, Greece, dedicated to the thunderbolt-wielding king of the Olympic pantheon, Zeus. It once contained a gigantic statue of Zeus that was among the largest cult statues of the ancient world. The temple was pillaged after the fall of the Roman Empire, and the statue of Zeus was likely broken down for precious materials, although its precise fate was lost in the annals of time. Only a few of the huge columns remain of this once-mighty temple, but it is a precious remnant of cultural heritage and a breathtaking piece of history to behold. We can only hope whoever did the ransacking was struck by a mysterious bolt of lightning...

4 (40 reviews)
#8

Athens City Cards

Unlock the best of Athens with a city card

4.2 (557 reviews)
#9

Museum Of Illusions Athens

The Museum of Illusions in Athens challenges basic perception and allows you see how human brains process endless streams of information every day. Make your way through a vortex tunnel, and enjoy mind-melting installations and games.

4.5 (152 reviews)
#10

Cape Sounion Day Trips from Athens

Escape the city of Athens and opt for a day trip to Cape Sounion

4.6 (13 reviews)

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Roman Agora of Athens

Explore the ancient public square that's still a Roman period masterpiece
5 (2)
From $5.60

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The Athens Pass

  1. Acropolis tickets
  2. Acropolis Museum
  3. Audio Guide App Athens
4.2 (543)
From $32.28