Temple of the Olympian Zeus

The Temple of the Olympian Zeus, located on the southeastern side of the Acropolis, is the largest ancient temple in Greece, whose construction began in the early 6th century BC and finally completed 700 years later, by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The temple was dedicated to Zeus, having a length 96 meters at the ends […]


Plaka is a neighborhood at the foot of the Acropolis constructed on the same site as ancient residential areas. Today it is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with beautiful neo-classical buildings. The Plaka is divided into the Upper Plaka (Ano Plaka) and the Lower Plaka (Kato Plaka) by the main street (Adrianou Street) which […]


Thissio is a small settlement south west of Monastiraki. It is close to the centre of Athens, famous for the plethora of trendy cafes and bars. Most of the Athenians are in love with this area due to its close proximity to Plaka and the traditional neighborhoods of Athens. From every part of Thissio you […]

The Acropolis Museum

Today, the new Acropolis Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The new Museum offers all the amenities expected from an international museum of the 21st century.  

The Herod Atticus Odeon

The famous Herod Atticus Odeon dominates the western end on the south hillside of the Acropolis. It was the third Odeon constructed in ancient Athens after the Pericles Odeon on the south slope (fifth century) and the Agrippa’s Odeon in the ancient Agora (15 BC). The construction of the monument during the second century AD […]

Dionysus Theatre

The Theatre of Dionysus is regarded as the first sample of Greek theatres and the birthplace of Greek drama. It was built into a natural hallow at the southern hillside of the Acropolis and it is the first theater in the world. This ancient theater was dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, […]

The Akropolis Parthenon

The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens. Primarily dedicated to its patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the centre of the modern city from the rocky crag known as the Acropolis. The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, earliest cults and several decisive events in the city’s history, they are all […]