Athens - Part 2: What Else to See Besides Acropolis

Greece, Athens Guide (B): Athens - Part 2: What Else to See Besides Acropolis

The Greek capital - Athens - is known as the center of the ancient world. The temples attract millions of tourists every year. Although the importance of Acropolis cannot be denied, one can feel a little disappointed while looking at the few remaining monuments - there are other, off the beaten path ancient sites which are way better preserved. Go back to the first part of the article about Athens to learn about our impressions of the Acropolis - expectations versus reality.

But is it only Acropolis that is worth visiting in Athens? I've heard many saying that besides this ancient hill, there's nothing to see. Not all modern parts of Athens may be too appealing to the eye - they remind more of Middle Eastern cities (like Amman - have a look here) with houses crammed tightly between the surrounding hills. To be honest, for me, it wasn't one of the best European capitals, but it's still nice to visit and once you explore it a bit deeper, you'll find some exciting places beyond the famous Acropolis. It's possible to visit all the places described here in one day on foot. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Athens - Part 2: What Else to See Besides Acropolis
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Church of the Holy Apostles   Museum of Ancient Agora   Temple of Hephaestus   Monastiraki Square   Acropolis Hill   Tzistarakis Mosque   Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea   Church of Saint Eleftherios   Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens   Syntagma Square   National Gardens   Greek Parliament Building   Zappeion   Kallimarmaro   Mt. Lycabettus   Temple of Athena Nike  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
Read it on author's website: https://adventurous-travels.squarespace.com/posts/athens-greece-part-2-new-athens-is-there-anything-else-to-see-besides-the-acropolis

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