Once the heart of the ancient Greek civilization, Athens today, is a modern, busy city and the capital of Greece. The city’s most fascinating attractions are its 5th century BC structures, such as the 3,000-year-old Acropolis with its magnificent ancient buildings like the Parthenon and its massive colonnades. It is a global city yet it is a world center of Archaeological Research. It has been voted as the best European City to be traveled to by European Best Destination. Let Lufthansa Airlines Flights take you this amazing city.
Located in the heart of Athens, and opened in 2009, the Acropolis Museum has three levels of permanent collections in addition to the archaeological excavation at its foundations. The place was designed by architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis. The museum contains the most significant finds from the Acropolis and the surrounding foothills. The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis on the ground floor houses exhibits from the sanctuaries and everyday objects used by Athenians at the time. The 27-foot-high Archaic Gallery on the first floor hosts majestic sculptures from the first Acropolis temples, while the Parthenon Gallery on the third floor contains relief sculptures from the Parthenon frieze. The massive figures of the two pediments portray the birth of the Athena as she emerges from the head of Zeus as well as the battle between Athena and Poseidon over Attica. Get great deals on all bookings with Lufthansa Reservations.
Ancient Agora of Athens
This place is the gathering place of classical Athens, and is located northwest of the Acropolis between the hill of the Areopagus and the Agoraios Kolonos or Market Hill. The original use of this place was as a gathering, commercial, assembly, or residential place. In today’s Athens, the Ancient Agora of Athens is an archaeological site beneath the northwest hillside of the Acropolis. The Agora of Athens continued to be used for more than 5,000 years, with the layers of building, destruction, and rebuilding still visible at the excavation site. It is difficult to comprehend the importance of the agora in ancient Greece from the ruins of today, but two witnesses of its glory still stand today: The Temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalos. Look out for special discounts on Lufthansa Airlines Reservations.
Monastiraki Flea Market
Monastiraki flea market, located around the Monastiraki Square in Athens, is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. The liveliness of the city is to be best viewed on Sundays, particularly on busy, thriving Abyssinia Square. Just about anything is spread on the crowded stalls: Clothes, old books, coins, stamps, furniture, carpets, postcards, decorative objects, memorabilia, and much more. The prices vary widely and bargaining is practically obligatory and indeed part of the fun. One can find everything from junk to antiques and from plastic pearls to real jewelry and precious stones. Knowing the difference is the trick. Not unlike any such market the world over, it is still fun to browse in hope of finding hidden treasures.
These are only a few things to explore, there is a lot more waiting for you at the city. Book a Lufthansa Airlines Flights to the city now.
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