Greece Tourism: 18 Spectacular Pictures of Athens That’ll Knock Your Socks Off
Athens in Greece is one of the most majestic cities in the world. These spectacular Athens images show why you must visit it at least once.
| Published: November 7, 2017 5:32 PM IST
Published: November 7, 2017 5:32 PM IST | Updated: November 7, 2017 5:32 PM IST
Few cities on this planet present the fine blend of history and modernity that Athens in Greece does. Known to be one of the world’s oldest cities, Athens will sweep you off your feet with its monuments, landscapes and culture. With two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Acropolis of Athens and Daphni monastery – to its credit, Athens has done well to preserve the remains of its past. Its recorded history dates back over 3400 years making it a delight for history, archaeology and paleontology buffs. But make no mistake. Unlike several other ancient cities that end up in ruins, Athens today is a global destination and the backbone of southeast European economy. A visit to Athens gives you a taste of the Greek way of life. On the one hand, you will be stunned by its natural beauty and on the other, you will be amazed at the architecture of monuments that stand testimony to the brilliance of human beings. (ALSO SEE Spectacular Pictures of Denmark Will Make You Want to Visit this Nordic Country RIGHT NOW!) Here are some absolutely spectacular Athens images that will make you fall in love with this ancient city that is as beautiful as the Greek goddesses you read about.
Parthenon temple on a bright day in Acropolis
Sailing boats during a regatta at Palaio Faliro gulf in Athens
View of Acropolis from a roof-top coffee shop in Monastiraki square, Athens
Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Acropolis of Athens
Remains of the Hadrian’s Library in the Palaka area, Monastiraki square in Athens
Ancient herodes atticus theatre, the amphitheater of Acropolis of Athens! It is one of the most prominent landmarks in the country
Famous Astir Beach in south Athens, Vouliagmeni
Athens – Astir Beach
Parthenon and Herodium construction in Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece shot in blue hour with moon in the sky
An evening in Mikrolimano marina located in Athens, Greece
Traditional houses in Plaka area under Acropolis in Athens,Greece
Temple of Parthenon, Athenian Acropolis, Athens
Panorama of the bay of Lagonisi, in Attica close to Athens, Greece, with turquoise waters and white beaches
Aerial view of the Athens skyline in the afternoon
Athens and Lykavitos Hill from Acropolis
Port of Piraeus and cityscape of Athens in Greece – The port of Piraeus is the largest passenger port in Europe and the third largest in the world.
Wide angle view of Monastiraki Square, a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece – It remains one of the principal shopping districts in Athens.
Restaurants and coffee shops in Psirri neighborhood near Heroes’ square in Athens
We leave you with this picture of a typical Athens street
Tempted to visit Athens yet? We bet you are!