A trip to Athens | Enjoy what the city has to offer

Posted by on June 10, 2013

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Athens is the capital of Greece and its center of political, cultural and economic life. With a history that has its origins three thousand years ago, Athens is a city with important archaeological sites, monuments, sculptures, and even buildings of its Roman and Byzantine times. If we have Athens as our next travel destination but have a limited budget we can visit the following destinations for free. While traveling in Athens you should keep in mind streets can be a little tricky so you should check with travall before deciding whether to take your car with you.

Akropolis

Akropolis

Port of Piraeus is recognized as the oldest port of Athens, Piraeus port has three natural harbors and is one of the most important trade centers in the Mediterranean Sea. Syntagma Square is located in the center of what is known as the modern Athens. The square is home to the Parliament of Athens and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. Here we can also see the evzones who are the Athens National Guard. Lake Marathon is located in the northern part of Athens. This artificial lake structure is recognized by the white Pentelic marble that has been used for its coating. The National Gardens are located in central Athens. These gardens were created in the nineteenth century and are ideal for an afternoon or for a walk with your pet which may have gotten tired of staying in the car with all those pet barriers all the time. Nearby you can find attractions such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Herodes Atticus Street and Zappeion.

Athens

Athens

Monastiraki Square is the square where we can visit not only the Orthodox monastery but around it we will also find a typical street market popular with tourists. The Lake of Vouliagmeni is where we will find an ideal spa to visit all year because its hot springs maintain an average temperature of 24 degrees. If we can spend between eight to fifteen euros to pay for tickets to some attractions in Athens, we recommend not missing the Ancient Agora, Lisícrates Lantern, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Acropolis and the Ceramic.

Athens Statues

Athens Statues

Athens photos: Visit Greece, LachieB1, Salar Hassani.

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