Athens, the capital of Greece, is permeated with the spirit of history, because this city contains all the diverse ruins of antiquity.
According to legend, the city was founded by the goddess Athena, who won the contest with Poseidon and became the patroness of the beautiful capital of Greece.
The majestic Acropolis amazes visitors with its variety of magnificent temples. The famous Parthenon, built in honor of the brave warrior Athena, the patroness of the city, and the majestic temple of Zeus, the supreme god of Olympus, the Olympaeon, are among them. The temple of Dionysus, god of winemaking, surprises with its elegance and is also noteworthy and interesting for all tourists.
The sanctuary of Hephaestus, the god of fire, which is located in the central market square of Cairo, the Agora, is not to be neglected. And the temple of the sea god Poseidon is located at Cape Sunion, at the very edge of the sea. The attentive tourist will also be able to find the autograph of Lord Byron, the author of the poem "Pilgrimage of Childe Harold" on its walls.
To see the beauty of Athens and all its surroundings, it is best to climb to the top of Lycavitos Hill, where you can enjoy stunning scenery. The hill is also home to another landmark, the Chapel of St. George.
To get an idea of all the historical eras of Greece, you must visit the National Archaeological Museum and carefully examine its exhibits, those that were not taken out by the Ambassador of the British Kingdom, Lord Elgin, to the British Museum.