|This was the largest temple in mainland Greece - started in 500 BC and completed 700 years later.|
I could say so much about this visit but thought I would concentrate on reviewing what we saw based on the DK Eyewitness Travel series book "Top 10 Athens". We visited many of the sites recommended although we didn't make it to all of the museums - the weather was just too pleasant to spend much time indoors.
|The number one attraction in Athens is the Acropolis Area which is right in the center of the city and includes a number of venues including this ancient theatre.|
|The Agora Area is also on the top ten list. This temple is on top of a hill in the area and affords a great view of the site itself as well as areas of the city center.|
|This on-site museum and church features well-preserved frescoes and statuary. It is also a nice cool place to hang out.|
|In the first century AD, the Romans moved the marketplace from the Agora area to this smaller location. This was the commercial center of the city through the mid 1900's.|
|This ancient area featured two major roads - one to a temple and one to a brothel. We loved the well designed museum on this site.|
Here are a few of our own top ten attractions - enjoy!
We were so impressed with the city and all it had to offer, we may just have to return it to our bucket list for a future visit - that list is getting awfully crowded!