All of us had already imagined what it was the first european civilizations, if it was like we learned years ago in history classes; how the world was, the constructions and other details.
In Greece's capital you can stop wondering about it and check it out with your own eyes.
Athenes is most known for its historical sites, built over literally three millennia ago. The first european residents really made history and left a legacy in this amazing city.
There is no way to visit Athens and not visit the historical sites, because of that, we will be sharing a list with five historical sites you must visit there, take a look:
1- Panathenaic Stadium:
A timeless symbol of Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium is the first place where the olympic games happened in the modern age. It is a Greek classic monument, where many games and battles were played.
The historical site went through many rebuilding and reforms since it was built and has the capacity to settle over 45 thousand people.
No visit to Atheens is complete without visiting the Pantheon. It is one of the city’s biggest symbols. Since it was built, the site has already had many purposes, like a church and a mosque under the Otooman occupation.
The Parthenon is located in the Acropolis Hill, where you will have a big walk and water will be extremely needed. But the view is great and worthy.
3- Temple of Poseidon:
Built in the same year as the Parthenon, in 444BC, the site has many columns that will take your mind back to your history’s books.
Once you are there, you can see Kea, Kythnos and Serifos, Aegina and the Peloponnese.
4- Temple of Athena Nike:
Built a few years before the first two, in 420BC, this is the smallest temple in the whole Acropolis complex, it is dedicated to the goddess of victory, Athena. There are many feminine elements in the construction to remind that it was made specifically for Athena Nike.
5- Temple of Olympian Zeus:
According to the history, the temple started its construction in 174BC, but it was only completed in 132 CE by the Roman emperor Hadrian, it is actually the largest temple in Greece.
As the site is extremely old and went through many decades and ages, only a few columns remain but we can imagine that it was one of the biggest buildings back then.