Athens Landmarks - 20 Famous Landmarks in Athens, Greece Story

By Lauren Kendrick

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Athens Landmarks - 20 Famous Landmarks in Athens, Greece Story

Named after Athena, the Goddess of wisdom and courage, Athens is a city filled with...

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Landmark 1

Parthenon

The Parthenon is the iconic temple ruins that sit at the very top of the...

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Landmark 2

Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is home to some of the most famous artefacts found on the...

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Landmark 3

Hadrian's Library

Hadrian’s Library is one of the most famous monuments in Athens, Greece. Roman Emperor Hadrian...

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Landmark 4

Panathenaic Stadium

Since Athens is the home of the modern Olympic games, it is only right that...

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Landmark 5

First Cemetery of Athens

As the name suggests, this is the first known cemetery to be built in the...

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Landmark 6

Syntagma Square

Situated in the heart of Athens, Syntagma Square is the bustling hub of the city....

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Landmark 7

Temple of Hephaestus

This is another famous landmark that features in many iconic photographs. The Temple of Hephaestus...

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Landmark 8

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the cenotaph dedicated to the Greek soldiers killed...

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Landmark 9

Temple of Athena Nike

Another temple located on the Acropolis of Athens is the landmark dedicated to Goddesses Athena...

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Landmark 10

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Dedicated to perhaps one of the most famous Greek Gods, the Temple of Olympian Zeus...

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Landmark 11

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

As one of the most famous stages in Greece, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus has...

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Landmark 12

Kerameikos Cemetery

This is an often-overlooked landmark in Athens, but the Kerameikos Cemetery is a stunning archaeological...

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Landmark 13

Ancient Agora of Athens

Located beneath the northern slope of the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora of Athens is an...

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Landmark 14

Roman Agora

Another famous Agora in the city is the Roman Agora, located to the east of...

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Landmark 15

Monastiraki Flea Market

Whilst exploring Athens’ stunning architectural feats will leave you inspired, if you would instead rather...

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Landmark 16

Anafiotika

If you don’t have time for Greek Island hopping, you should definitely make time to...

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Landmark 17

Mount Lycabettus

Mount Lycabettus is famously the highest point of Athens. Locals and tourists alike ascend the...

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Landmark 18

National Archaeological Museum

This museum features antiquities from around Athens which are displayed to celebrate the explosive historical...

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Landmark 19

Plato's Academy

The archaeological site of the infamous Plato’s Academy is used today by Athenians as a...

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Landmark 20

Temple of Poseidon, Sounion

The Temple of Poseidon sits in Sounion at the very southern coast of the Attica...

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Conclusion

In Summary

Every year Athens attracts over 500,000 visitors, and it's easy to see why this colourful...

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