Providing you avoid city in the peak summer months, when
many shops and restaurants are closed and unpleasantly hot,
Inhabited since the Neolithic age.
At night go up the Lycabettus Hill and let the view take
your breath away.
Changing of the guards takes place every hour in front of
the Monument of the Unknown solider in
From Plaka you can take the stone steps up to the Acropolis .
There is extensive work – plans to put a plastic cover over it to save it from the pollution. Check opening hours – usually 8.00am -8.30am. Get there early to avoid queues in backing hot sun.
Started off as a fortress owned by a local lord. Later the
Loads of monuments on the site. The most famous is the Parthenon, built between 447 – 432 BC on the highest part of the rock. Masterpiece of optical illusion, the base is not horizontal but on a slight incline to make the columns look more slender.