Top 12 Place to Visit in Athens (3D2N):Roman Agora, Ancient Agora, Temple of Hephaestus, Acropolis Museum, Acropolis, Theatre of Dionysus & ParthenonWednesday, August 24, 2016
Last post I stop at the National Historical Museum, from there we walk to Roman Agora. It takes about 15minutes. Roman Agora also known as the Roman Forum of Athens. It was founded in the late first century BC / early first century AD.The Roman Agora of Athens is also home to the Gate of Athena Archegetis (circa 11BC) as well as the remains of some ancient public toilets.
There is quite alot of structure of the building still remaining to date. We then move to Ancient Agora. The below is like entrance to Ancient Agora as well as the Temple of Hephaestus.
Inside the museum, there is many statue, coin, toys, writing tools, kitchen tool as well as historical data to read on.
and we continue to walk around Ancient Agora, the entire site is quite huge. So take your time to slowly explore each section. On the left of the museum, we can see the Odeion of Agrippa, a large auditorium built at the center of the Agora to hold musical performances. The building was destroyed by the Heruli in 267 AD. In the fifth century a large bathing complex, known as the Palace of Giants, was built on its foundations. Three of the triton statues that adorned the entrance of Odeion and later the Palace of Giants, are still visible.
then we slowly walk up to the Temple Hephaestus.
We then end the day after so much walking... We slowly walk back to plaka area and on the way we stop at Davinci Gelato for waffles and gelato!!! You gotto try their waffle with heavy chocolate coating.... It seriously so so delicious....
Their waffle machine is a vertical type, a rather unique arrangement and that is why it's so fluffy and yummy...
after that we head to Voulis Street to look for a restaurant named Paradosiako, that is highly recommended by one of the website. Nearby the restaurant we also found a mini market which sell very cheap mineral water and other fast food like bread and cheese. These restaurant makes the best Grill Octopus!! Actually I wrote about it in my previous post on Athen Travel Guides. You can also find info on the mini market ont the Athen Travel Guides post. We went to this resataurant again on our last day in Athen because it is so delicious and price is really good too... and also the staff is super friendly! Bonus point!!!
The next day, we have only half a day to explore Acropolis before we fly to Spain!
We first visit the Acropolis Museum. We really like this Museum as it houses every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. We are allowed to take pictures in certain area thus can't show you much. Inside there is a few level, so allow sometime to explore each level. Also don't miss the movie on Acropolis History.
After that we have to walk all the way up to Acropolis.
So with the Acropolis we shall end my post on Athenss!! Coming up shall be Videologue of Santorini. I am so excited to edit it but gah my laptop is not at its best to support the video editing software so it might take sometime to edit the video!Please bear with me k? For now I got to say good bye. Thank you for reading my super long post. XOXO
Checkout other post on Athens here:
1. Athens Travel Guide: http://www.cindysplanet.com/2016/03/greece-including-athens-santorini.html
2. Top 12 Place to Visit in Athens (3D2N) Part 1:http://www.cindysplanet.com/2016/08/top-12-place-to-visit-in-athens-3d2n.html
Also if you want to go somewhere nearby do check out the Armenia Tour package and add another travel adventure into the list since at it.
My Athens 3D2N Itinerary: