Greece is famous for its mythology, the monsters, gods and goddesses and the adventures of the sons and daughters of the deities, its history and its architecture. The structures in Athens, the capital of Greece, represent true architecture; it is a place that should be visited because of its structural and historical importance.
The Ancient Greeks were truly incredible architects and builders. The Acropolis is a hill in Athens on which is located ruins. The views of Athens and the surrounding areas from the Acropolis are amazing. A visit to Greece without visiting the Acropolis is a waste of time, energy and money.
Temple of Hephaestus
The temple of Hephaestus is a small very beautiful temple. It is inside the Ancient Greek agora. It was built as a dedication to the Greek god Hephaestus, the god of forge. It is the best preserved Greek temple of all and all of its areas are accessible after buying a ticket. It is best not to go during the day as the heat is almost unbearable.
A truly magnificent monument, the Parthenon offers an amazing view. The structure is unforgettable and is one of the most visited sites in Athens. It is a place which would make time stop. It took 30 years and 200,000 people to build it and they hauled all the marble almost 30 miles in carts pulled by oxen and people!
The Erechtheion might not as outstanding as the Parthenon but that doesn’t make it any less grand. The porch of the maidens is lovely and you can walk around the area and appreciate it from different angles because of its complicated shape. The original six Caryatid statues were degrading and have been replaced but they are equally stunning.
The Acropolis Museum
An informative, easily laid out, modern museum with statues belonging to the era of Ancient Greece, the Acropolis Museum is one of the most amazing sites to be visited in Athens. It lies at the foot of the Acropolis hill and is a modern beauty lying near the beauties dating back centuries like the Parthenon.