Archeological sites in Athens/Attica
This is focused on the sites, not museums or others places to see, starting from the center of Athens, and going round of Attika. Archeological sites dates from 2500 BC to Roman empire before it become a Christian religious.
Most of the archeological sites that remain are places of worship, ancient gods, probably because it was more respected and untouched or better constructed. Today many of this places can be visited with excursions, or enter with a guide book.
During winter season (November to March) the openings are in general from 09:00 to 15:00, and during summer season from 09:00 to 19:00, but watch out for the closing days in each museum. (Subject to government changes)
The below indicates the most important sites of ancient civilizations.
- The most famous site, the symbol of Democracy, is located in the center of Athens. It is the Acropolis of Athens. It is used since Neolithic period and has experienced its best glory during Pericles governor. The site has many temples, The Parthenon, the Erecthion, the Athina Nike, and other sanctuaries of Zeus, Athina,, and the Pandion.
- Going around the Acropolis site, down on the south part, you have the Dionyssos theatre, and the Odeon Atticus, as well as the Asklipion.
- On the North side you have the Roman agora, the ancient Agora and it Stoa of commerce, the temple of Iphestios, and in the West part the old cemetery called the Ceramic site.
- On the East part of Athens, you will find the Panathinaico stadium, used in ancient times for Olympic games, and today serves for events, concerts, and it is also the finish lines of the Marathon.
- Not far from the Stadium you have what remains of the biggest temple of Zeus in Athens, just next to the Adrian Arch
- In Pireaus, you can find some old walls that were part of the protection connecting the port to the city of Atena.
- In the south of Atticca, in Cap sounion, we have the site with remaning of the temple of Poseidon, and not far, in Lavrio, there is a site of an ancient theatre, and a ruler villa
- In Vravrona, you will see the site dedicated to godess Artemis, the goddess of hunting.
- In Marathon in North East of Athens, you can have an idea where the battle took place, with the location of a Tumulus.
- Other important archeological sites are one hour drive from Athens in Ramnous, and Aegosthena tower near Porto Germanos
- Aegina island in the Saronic gulf has a very well preserved temple, the temple of Athina Aphaia, situated on the top of the mountain.
- In Paros, a further south Saronic island, there is a sanctuary dedicated to the god of the sea Poseidon.