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The most famous Landmarks in Athens are: 
  • Acropolis Athens: The most famous landmark of the city, the Acropolis in Athens, is a high citadel that comprises ancient ruins and architectural remains of statues, forts, and more. 
  • Mount Lycabettus: Mount Lycabettus is a 277 meters high Cretaceous limestone hill whose summit is the highest point in Athens. 
  • Parthenon: The most iconic structure from ancient Greece, the Parthenon was originally a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. It is one of the most visited sites in Athens today.
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus: Also known as Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Zeus is a colossal temple located at the heart of Athens, built in the 6th century BC. 
  • Ancient Agora of Athens: Known as Agoraios Kolonos, or Market hill, the Agora of Athens was an open space that served as a meeting ground for various activities of the citizens in ancient Greece. 
The Parthenon which was built in 432 BC (2,467 years old) is the oldest structure in Athens. It was a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and is considered the zenith of the Doric architectural style.
The most visited landmarks in Athens are the Acropolis, bringing in more than 1.5 million visitors a year, and the Acropolis Museum which last drew in 2.9 million visitors before the pandemic. Due to their historical significance and awe-inspiring stories, these attractions are almost always busy throughout the year.
The 5 landmarks that you must visit in Athens are: 
  • Acropolis of Athens
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Mount Lycabettus
  • Ancient Agora of Athens
Some of the underrated landmarks in Athens are: 
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus: This is a stone Roman theater located very close to the Acropolis that was built in 161 AD to host music concerts. 
  • Athens War Museum: A war museum that displays an exhibition of weapon artifacts and the elaborate history of all Greek wars. 
  • Hadrian's Library: An ancient Roman library consisting of rolls of papyrus "books", reading rooms, and lecture halls that date back to AD 132. 
  • Valanari Waterfall: Located in Drafi, Penteli, the Valanari is an oak forest. The waterfall in the heart of the forest is about six meters high and a hidden treasure trove that most tourists often miss out.
You can visit the following landmarks in Athens for free on the specific days:
1. Acropolis Athens: 6 March, 18 April, the last weekend of September, October 28th, every first Sunday of the month, and from November 1st to March 31st annually.
2. National Historical Museum: Every Sunday
3. Benaki Museum of Greek Culture: Every Thursday
Here are the top 10 landmarks that are free to enter in Athens: 
  • National Garden
  • Plateia Syntagmatos
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • The Academy of Athens
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
  • Church of Kapnikaréa
  • Hellenic Parliament
  • First Cemetery of Athens
  • National Library of Greece
  • Prison of Socrates
Most landmarks in Athens offer skip-the-line tickets. Since the waiting lines for most of these attractions are hours long, it is best to buy skip-the-line tickets and save time. If you are purchasing a guided tour of the landmark, skip-the-line access will be given by default. You can enjoy skip-the-line tickets with Acropolis Museum Tickets, National Archaeological Museum skips the line e-ticket, Delphi Museum tickets, Athens to Meteora tours, Temple of Olympian Zeus tickets & tours, and Day Trip to Mycenae.
Yes, if you purchase the Athens unlimited attractions pass, you are offered free admission to the most popular landmarks such as Acropolis Hill, Parthenon, Agora, Stoa of Attalos, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Aristotle's Lyceum, Kotsanas Museum, Herakleidon Museum, Museum of Illusion, and more! You also enjoy a free interactive map of the city, a guide, and access to the city app with this pass. You can choose between 2-7 days of validity depending upon how long you are staying in Athens.
Landmarks you can find within 2 kilometer distance from each other are: 
  • Acropolis of Athens
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Parthenon
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Theater Exhibits of Dionysus
  • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
  • Roman Forum of Athens
  • Ancient Agora of Athens, and 
  • Temple of Hephaestus 
Just a kilometer from them lies:  
  • Hadrian's Arch
  • National Garden
  • The Jewish Museum of Greece
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus
Most of the landmarks are located in the central part of Athens, namely:
1. Acropolis of Athens
2. Temple of Hephaestus
3. Acropolis Museum
4. National Historical Museum
5. National Museum of Contemporary Art Αthens
6. Temple of Olympian Zeus
7. Benaki Museum
8. National Observatory of Athens
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