About Анна К
Lives in Fryazino, Russia
Since Oct 2012
Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Art Museums, History Museums
Historic Sites, Theatres
Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites
The site was discovered during the Athens metro construction and includes ruins of city walls, Panathenaic games preparation centre, pottery production district (Kerameikos) and the main city cemetery for noble citizens. It's not a very popular tourist place, but you should visit the site museum (near the entrance) to see lots of ceramics, exquisite tomb monuments and even some archaic statues recovered out of the Piraeus road basement.
An absolutely must. It's the most beautiful temple nevertheless it was blown up with gunpowder.
Today the Agora looks like more a park then a square we heard about. Wandering about and looking at the various ruins don't miss the Temple of Hephaestos - it's in amazingly good condition. And the giants in the middle of the Agora - the rest of the immense Odeon of Agrippa.
The museum possesses a huge collection of Greek antiquities of all types from prehistoric object and statues of Cycladic and Mycenaean ages through classic period up to Hellenistic and Romans ones. You'll find an exceptional collection of Kouros and the gold of Agamemnon's tomb on the ground floor, while on the fist floor you'll see frescoes and ceramics from Thera, Santorini and, I think, the world most large vase collection. Don't miss the marvellous Stathatos Collection.
It's a modern two-store building reproducing the ancient one in the east side of the Agora and shelters the Museum of Ancient Agora. The visit will surely be interesting - all the objects are from the area since the prehistoric time till the Roman Empire.
Ancient amphitheatre refashioned in a modern concert hall is closed for visitors and opens only for various occasions: concerts, operas, performances. It lays right down the exit from the Acropolis hill and you can see it only from the above climbing to or going down from it.
The temple is well seen from the Acropolis hill and makes a part of the Agora site. It is in a very good condition and gives a clear idea of how a Greek temple should look like.
The state-of-the-art building lead the visitors from the early Attic treasures through classical period to the Hellenistic and Roman ones up to the third floor where you will find a calm relax zone and the museum cafe-restaurant with a breathtaking view of Acropolis. Exceptional collection of statues.
Collection of ancient Greek art starting from Cycladic pre-historic period trough Mycenaean to Greek ceramics. Special exposition is devoted to ancient Cyprus. Every object is accompanied with an extensive explanation. You can find many multimedia features as well.
A big collection of the Greek Art since the prehistoric period until XIX century. You can see antiquities, costumes and object of Greek day life, marvellous icons and Byzantine Art, including two El Greco early works.
An absolutely must! Don't hurry and inspect every corner of it and every monument. Besides the Parthenon you can admire panoramic views of the city.
You surely should visit it at least because of the Tower of the Winds - a Roman meteorological station and a clock. It's in amazingly good condition. The rest of the site is in ruins, unfortunately.
There's not many objects remained from the Romans time, but it worth a visit. Restoration work is in progress and the columns portico now is quite competed. Don't miss a small museum on the right of the entrance with a good collection of Roman sculptures.
The ruins of the huge amphitheatre (capacity over 20 000 people!) strikes you imagination, it's even claimed that Dionysus himself participated in the theatre construction... The theatre was redesigned twice: during the Hellenistic period and then by Romans, at the moment the restoration is carrying on.