Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Parthenon in Athens shines at night. getty After a day exploring the top sights in Athens, enjoy a respite at one of the top hotels in the city. You’ll appreciate the stellar views of the Acropolis and the Parthenon from the newly renovated rooftop restaurant at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens, a five-star urban haven with excellent service and amenities.

Keep reading to learn about what this property has to offer as well as how best to see the capital city’s most loved attractions and wonders. Alexander the Great, Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and many other famous philosophers, musicians, artists, scientists, writers, and architects made indelible marks on this land. The largest city in Greece, Athens is also one of the oldest with recorded history dating back thousands of years, making it the “Cradle of Western Civilization”.

See the famous Piraeus port; the Acropolis, which includes the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion, with stone carvings of draped female figures; the Acropolis Museum; Panathenaic Stadium, the location of the first Olympic Games; and Plaka, a shopper’s delight right below the Acropolis. The historical city of Athens, Greece with Lycabettus hill in the background. getty To make the most of your time in Athens, enlist the services of a professional and knowledgeable guide.

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