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Athens attractions and things to do

The Parthenon

Landmark of a nation and timeless symbol of classical civilisation.

Archaeological Park

Pretend to be Plato as you stroll among the city’s ancient landmarks.


A little piece of the Cyclades marooned beneath the Parthenon.

The Acropolis Museum

All the treasures of the Acropolis under one (highly controversial) roof.

Main Hall

Benaki Museum

Greek folk culture through the ages, from embroideries to icons.


The ancient cemetery where Pericles delivered his funeral oration.

Prehistoric Collection (© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism/Archaeological Receipts Fund)

National Archaeological Museum

The most exhaustive collection of ancient Greek art in the world.

View to the Parthenon

Athenian Agora

Explore the shopping mall where democracy was born.

Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe

World class design and architecture exhibitions in a fabulous purpose-built space.

Entrance to Philoppapou Hill

Philopappou (Filopappou) Hill

Pine-shaded walking trails, picnic benches and fabulous Parthenon views.