The Acropolis is the sacred area in the center of Athens, which used to be a large sanctuary dedicated to Athena. It is very impressive, perched on top of a high hill. The Acropolis includes the city's most famous monuments and ruins:
- The Parthenon,
- The Temple of Athena,
- The Erechtheion,
- The Temple of Hephaestus,
- The Propylaea
- The Odeon of Herodes Atticus
It is on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Ancient history and archeology buffs must visit the Acropolis Museum.
Near the Acropolis, the theater of Dionysus is also remarkable. It was built to honor Dionysus, the god of wine, theater and tragedy. It could hold 17,000 spectators.
The Agora, located at the foot of the Acropolis, provides insight into how the city of Athens operated. The square was the center of public and political life, used both as a market and a place where political decisions were made.
Those who love ancient history will be satisfied with the city's numerous museums.