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Parthenon from Filopappou Hill

See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill

From the top of Philopappou Hill, you will be able to see the sweeping views of ancient Athens. The hill is named after Philopappou, a royal prince of the Kingdom of Commagene. On top of the Hill of the Muses, you’ll find a memorial in his honor. The memorial is facing the Parthenon and it is […]

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The Temple of Zeus is at the Heart of Athens Greece

The Temple of Zeus is at the Heart of Athens

The Temple of Zeus is at the heart of Athens. It is a few minutes walk from Syntagma and not far from the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games was held. BEWARE. A friend of mine did a headstand here and I had a jumping photo when a security officer came over and […]

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Philoppapos Hill Athens Greece

Touristy Things to do in Athens

Here is a list of touristy things to do in Athens. In its evolution, the ancient city has not let go of its ancient character despite the trials of time. So, if you’re in Athens, pick some or a few of these places for your two or three days itinerary in the ancient city. 1. […]

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Panathenaic Stadium Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Panathenaic Stadium – The World’s Only Stadium Made Entirely of Marble

Yes, the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens is the world’s only stadium made entirely of marble. But this is not famous because of its marble. It is well-known as the birthplace of the first modern Olympics (in 1896) that we enjoy every four years. Back then, there were only nine sports included in the event and […]

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Travel Blog Photos City Skyline: The View of Athens from Mt Lycabettus (Athens, Greece).

City Skyline: The Views of Athens from Mt Lycabettus

The views of Athens from Mt Lycabettus is one thing that most tourists miss. That’s because when they visit The Parthenon on Acropolis, they’d also see Athens’ skyline from there. And for most of them, that’s enough. But, if you had time to climb Mt Lycabettus, you should do it without hesitation. The view from […]

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The Ruins of Hadrian Library (Athens, Greece). Travel Blog Photo

The Ruins of Hadrian Library

The Hadrian Library isn’t hard to find. Once you get off at the Monastiraki station, you’re right on Monastiraki Square. Look around 360 degrees and you’ll find Athens at a glance. Stand in the middle of the square and you’ll see domes of old Byzantine churches. Look far ahead and the Acropolis with the stunning […]

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Inside the Acropolis Museum in Athens (Greece). Travel Blog Photo

Inside the Acropolis Museum in Athens

If I were you, visiting the Acropolis Museum in Athens should be your first business of the day. Then, climbing Acropolis to see the grandeur of The Parthenon is next. Yes, I know – you’d prefer to see the Parthenon first to avoid the crowd. Well, if you’re just going to take photos without the […]

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The Parthenon - An Enduring Icon of Athens

The Parthenon – An Enduring Landmark of Western Civilization

I have seen the Parthenon in history books, TV documentaries and in gazillion postcards. I’ve also read about it in guidebooks and classical literature. Never have I ever thought that one day, I’ll be seeing it and standing on Acropolis where once the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology believed to have resided. No visitors […]

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