Athens is the capital of the country of Greece and is one of the most exotic destinations for travelers in the Mediterranean region of Europe. It has a very rich history and culture of its own and is one of the leading countries for the production of olives. Travelers love to visit the Greek city of Athens because of its wonderful historical monuments, fine dining destinations.
This is by far the most famous structure in the Greek capital city of Athens and you can visit it using the rental car services that are available for the use of the tourists. The acropolis was the seat of political activity when the Greek Civilization was at its peak. Presently it is used for using musical concerts and various other entertainment events in the city. A ticket has to be bought in order to explore the Acropolis.
Ancient Agora Temple
This is an ancient temple in the city of Athens and is a place that you can visit in order to understand what paganism meant to the Greeks and how important the worship of nature was, when it came to their religious beliefs. This pagan temple is situated slightly on the outskirts of the city and using the hired car services would be the best thing to do in order to get here in a smooth and hassle free manner.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus
Zeus is one of the most important gods in Greek mythology and the temple of Zeus is one of the most interesting places to visit in Athens. There was a time when the Olympic Games were inaugurated by holding a religious service at this temple. Silence needs to be observed when exploring the interiors of the temple and shoes need to be kept outside and cannot be worn inside.
National Archaeological Museum
There are some very exciting exhibits at the National Archaeological Museum in the city of Athens, that contain, important information about the archeological discoveries made by explorers in Greece. One can also see some of the artifacts that have been uncovered as a course of the archaeological excavations, such as a Grecian Urn. The National Archaeological Museum is situated in the city center and can be reached using the hired car services that are there in the city.
Folk Art Museum
Indigenous art is quite popular in the country of Greece and when you visit the Folk Art Museum in the capital city of Athens, you can get to view some of these art works right from the closest of quarters. The Folk Art Museum remains open on all days of the week, from Monday to Sunday and can be visited between ten in the morning and four in the afternoon. Tickets need to be bought for entry and cameras need to be kept outside.
Other Places to Visit in Athens
Museums and Art Galleries: The Agora Museum, the New Acropolis Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art
Parks and Gardens: The Parnitha National Park and the National Garden of Athens
Shopping: The shops at Plaka and Kolonaki
Originally posted 2013-03-12 18:21:51.