ACROPOLIS..The holy rock
of Athens. The citable and the sanctuary of the city in
antiquity. Tel. 32.14.172. , 32.36. 665 . , 92.38.724. Open
Daily 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Summer and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
for winter. Closed on Holidays : January 1st. March 25th,
May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Taking
Pictures : The use of cameras and video cameras is allowed. A
special permit is required for the use of a tripod. Entrance
fee 12 Euro (with the same ticket
-valid for a week- you can visit other
sites also, the Theatre of Dionysus,
Keramikos cemetery, Ancient Agora, Temple of Zeus). Free
for children under 19. and students from other countries,
holders of the International Student Card (ISIC). Tel: 210 3214
172 , 210 3236 665
SOUTHERN SIDE OF THE ACROPOLIS. Sanctuary of
Dionyssos, where one can see the most ancient theater of Greece.
Tel. 32.24.625. Open daily 8:00 a.m. - 2:30p.m. Entrance fee 2
KERAMIKOS CEMETERY AND DIPILO. The Kerameikos,
the largest Cemetery of ancient Athens, was situated outside the
city wall. From the 6c BC. the graves were marked with
gravestones and statues which were most flamboyant in the age of
Pericles. Iera Pili ke Dipilo The Sacred Gate
was built at the same time as Themistocles' wall (5c BC.)
and marks the beginning of the Sacred Way to Eleusis . The
Dipylon, which dates from the same period, was a double gate
with a square tower at each corner and the main entrance to
Athens. Hermes Str. 148 . Tel. 34.63.552. Open
daily 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed on Monday. Entrance fee 2
TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS
impressive temple dedicated to the father of the Gods -Zeus .
The biggest Temple of antiquity. As early as the 6c BC. the
Peisistratids had chosen this site for a colossal temple,
but the work was interrupted when they fell from power and not
resumed until the 2c BC. but construction was again halted some
time later. The temple was not completed until AD 132 under
Emperor Hadrian who also erected a colossal statue of
Zeus. Of the 84 original marble columns only 15 remain.
Vas. Olgas Str. 1 Tel. 92.26.630. Open daily
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Entrance fee 2 Euro.
The Agora, which extends over the north-west slopes of the
Acropolis, was the heart of ancient Athens from the late 6th c.
BC onwards. At the Mycenaean and Geometric periods, the site was
used as a cemetery before it became an agora, a place for
political gatherings and debate, for elections, religious
occasions and trading activities, theatrical performances and
Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday. Entrance fee 4 Euro.
The oldest court of ancient Athens. The place where the gospel
was first preached in Athens by the Apostle of the Nations, St.
A beautiful hill opposite the Acropolis with
view of the Parthenon (The temple of the
Goddess Athena - do not miss it). The grave monument of
Philoppapos decorates the top of the hill.
stadium stands on the site of the ancient stadium laid
out under Lycurgus in the 4c BC. and rebuilt by Herod
Atticus in AD. 144. It fell into ruin and was turned into a
wheat field. In 1896 it was rebuilt on its original plan
for the modern Olympic Games. From the top of the white marble
terraces which can accommodate 70.000 spectators, there is a
view of the National Garden and the Acropolis.
.An impressive Roman monument of the city. It was built in 131
AD. with Pentelic marble to honor the Roman Emperor Adrian. It
marked the border between the old city and the new city of
Athens. Free entrance.