If you love history you really should visit this Greek ancient places full of magical myths of the Greek gods. The Acropolis, also called the Sacred Rock, is the most important ancient heritage of the country. It is also the trademark and most famous site of Athens and of Greece. It has been the main attraction of Athens since the 5th century BC, and is dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom and protector of the city. The Parthenon, the most famous ancient Greek temple ever, stands proudly over the modern megalopolis of Athens, a reminder of the great civilisation he has witnessed. The Acropolis can be seen from almost every part of Athens. It was and still is, without any doubt, the ultimate achievement of the city classical and architectural glory.
The Herodeion Theatre is one of the most impressive monuments of Athens and it is today hosting the Athens Festival with performances of theatre, music and dance. The theatre is open to visitors only during performances. It is located at the south slope of the Acropolis and was added in 161 AD during the Roman rule. The theatre was built by Herodes Atticus, a wealthy Roman, in memory of his wife Regilla. It has exceptional acoustic capacities and can sit up to 5,000 spectators. It has a facade of 28 m high and 2,4 m width.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, or Olympieio, is the largest of all the ancient Greek temples. Of the temple’s original 104 towering Corinthian columns, 15 remain standing. Within the 15-acre archaeological site are the temple, a 5th century AD basilica and the remains of some classical residences and Roman baths, as well as part of a fortification wall. Adjacent to the site is Hadrian’s Arch, named for the Emperor under whose rule in 132 AD the 700-year-long construction of the temple was completed.