The Acropolis & Parthenon Hill
The symbol of Athens is the temple of Parthenon dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron of the city, built in the 5th century BC. This architectural masterpiece is a real experience for the modern visitor who will witness the simplicity and grandeur of the ancient Greek architecture, as reflected in the Acropolis sacred rock. A walk through the surrounding roads with the neoclassical buildings and a visit to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus will give a complete picture of the evolution of the city over the centuries.
There are a number of archaeological sites around Acropolis, such as the Temple of Hephaestus in Thisio, the columns of the temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient site of Kerameikos, the Roman Agora, the Marble Stadium and the Stoa of Attalus, all within walking distance from the Acropolis.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
Designed by the architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), the SNFCC is a multifunctional urban complex that includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera and the Stavros Niarchos Park. The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre is located in Kallithea, 4km south of central Athens and offers an array of outdoor and indoor activities and a plethora of events.