The Parthenon on the Acropolis overlooks the city and is illuminated after dark.
The Odeon, a small 5,000-seat theatre, where musical competitions were held.
A turtle explores the ruins of the Dionysus Theatre.
Mount Lycabette has a magnificent view of the city. You can access it on foot, if you’re fit, or by a funicular.
Athens as seen from Mount Lycabette. The city is very dense and pollution is present, especially in summer when it is hot. The hills surrounding the city are prized by real estate developers, who do not hesitate to start fires in order to circumvent the regulations that protect the forests of these hills.
A very lively public market.
The temple of Zeus seen from the top of the Acropolis.
The temple of Zeus and its imposing columns.
Plaka district is an old area now very touristy. There are souvenir shops and several restaurants.
Greece is known for these stray cats. You will see some of them in the Plaka district. In the center of the city and on the mainland, you will also see many stray dogs. It is in the Greek islands, among others in Mykonos, that you will see the most cats in beautiful settings.
The Agora was the main square of the city and was used for trade and meetings.
The Agora was the place of political and religious activity.
The University of Athens.
The Parliament of Athens.
The Athens Library