Top 10 Attractions in Athens (2018)


1. Acropolis Museum


πŸ“ Museum, Archaeology, Art

Acropolis Museum – Highlights

  • Modern museum with vast exhibits
  • Ancient artefacts from the Acropolis
  • Decorative sculptures of the Parthenon
  • Impressive collection of ancient relics

Opening Hours

  • Apr – Oct
    • Mon: 08:00 – 16:00
    • Tue-Thu: 08:00 – 20:00
    • Fri: 08:00 – 22:00
    • Sat, Sun: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Nov – Mar
    • Mon-Thu: 09:00 – 17:00
    • Fri: 09:00 – 22:00
    • Sat, Sun: 09:00 – 20:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 5 EUR

🌐 Main Website


2. Acropolis of Athens


πŸ“ Ancient Ruins, Archaeology, Architecture

Acropolis – Highlights

  • Ancient citadel on Athens’ hilltop
  • Ruins of iconic ancient structures
  • Magnificent sight from the city
  • Greece’s World Heritage Site

Opening Hours

  • Apr – Oct
    • Daily: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Nov – Mar
    • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20 EUR

🌐 Main Website


3. Parthenon


πŸ“ Ancient Ruins, Archaeology

Parthenon – Highlights

  • Ruins of an iconic Doric temple
  • Massive columns built from 447 BBC
  • Impressive decorative sculptures
  • Greece’s World Heritage Site

Opening Hours

  • Apr – Oct
    • Daily: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Nov – Mar
    • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 20 EUR
  • Included in admission to Acropolis

🌐 Main Website


4. Panathenaic Stadium


πŸ“ Stadium, Historic, Architecture

Panathenaic Stadium – Highlights

  • Multi-purpose stadium built of marble
  • The host of the first modern Olympics
  • Running along the stadium’s tracks
  • Interactive exhibits about the Olympics

Opening Hours

  • Mar – Oct
    • Daily: 08:00 – 19:00
  • Nov – Feb
    • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 5 EUR

🌐 Main Website


5. National Archaeological Museum


πŸ“ Museum, Archaeology, Art

National Archaeological Museum – Highlights

  • Neoclassical museum with vast exhibits
  • Rich collection of Greek artefacts
  • Overview of ancient Greek civilizations
  • Impressive ancient Greek sculptures

Opening Hours

  • Apr – Oct
    • Mon: 13:00 – 20:00
    • Tue-Sun: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Nov – Mar
    • Mon: 13:00 – 20:00
    • Tue-Sun: 09:00 – 16:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 10 EUR

🌐 Main Website


6. Temple of Olympian Zeus


πŸ“ Ancient Ruins, Archaeology

Temple of Olympian Zeus – Highlights

  • Major archaeological site in Athens
  • Ruins of a former colossal temple
  • Sixteen surviving gigantic columns

Opening Hours

  • May – Sep
    • Daily: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Oct – Apr
    • Daily: 08:00 – 15:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 6 EUR

7. Ancient Agora of Athens


πŸ“ Ancient Ruins, Historic, Architecture

Ancient Agora – Highlights

  • Historic ruins of an ancient gathering place
  • Collection of classical agora structures
  • Ancient monuments and sculptures
  • Home to the Temple of Hephaestus

Opening Hours

  • May – Oct
    • Daily: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Nov – Apr
    • Daily: 08:00 – 15:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 8 EUR

🌐 Main Website


8. Temple of Hephaestus


πŸ“ Ancient Site, Architecture

Temple of Hephaestus – Highlights

  • Well-preserved ancient Greek temple
  • Doric styled architecture built of marble
  • Elaborate decorative bas relief friezes
  • Small garden and shrubs around the temple

Opening Hours

  • May – Oct
    • Daily: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Nov – Apr
    • Daily: 08:00 – 15:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 8 EUR
  • Included in admission to Ancient Agora

🌐 Main Website


9. Mount Lycabettus


πŸ“ Mountain, Nature, Observation Platform

Mount Lycabettus – Highlights

  • Limestone hill in the centre of Athens
  • Panoramic views of the entire Athens
  • Ride on the fascinating funicular railway
  • Large open-air amphitheatre at the top

Opening Hours (Funicular)

  • Daily: 09:00 – 02:30

Funicular Fare

  • One-way: 5 EUR
  • Return: 7 EUR

🌐 Main Website


10. National Garden


πŸ“ Garden, Nature, Architecture

National Garden – Highlights

  • Thousands of native & exotic plants
  • Ancient ruins and Corinthian columns
  • Busts of Greek politicians and poets
  • Duck ponds and children’s playground

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 07:00 – sunset

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 1 September 2017
Last Updated: 1 March 2018

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