which is now the Parliament of Greece, guarded by the ‘evzones’ standing in front of the monument to the unknown soldier.
You will see Roman Athens in the ruins of the temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s arch.
The National Gardens, the gardens of Zappeion Hall and the fine marble stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896, form an attractive part of the city which evokes the beauty of ancient times. And most of all, you will visit the Acropolis of Athens, the sacred hill, where the masterpieces of ancient architecture stand.
You will get to know the golden age of Pericles, in the temples dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Parthenon, the Erechteion, the temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaia.
From the top of the hill you will enjoy a panoramic view of other hills and important sites of the ancient city, such as the Areopagus Hill, the Ancient agora, the theater of Dionysos as well as a breathtaking view of the whole city.
After the visit of the Acropolis you will have the chance to savor delicious Greek cuisine at a restaurant in the vibrant old part of the city, Plaka and Monastiraki, before you continue to further explore ancient art at the Acropolis Museum, an astonishing modern building which houses the most ancient sculptures in Athens.
Alternatively, you can visit the National Archaeological Museum to see the richest collection of ancient Greek art in the world from prehistoric to Roman times.