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List of best things to do in Athens. This list ranks the top attractions in Athens, Greece, one of the world's oldest cities. Athens is well-known for its ancient history, renowned monuments and intriguing archeological sites, including the Parthenon and Acropolis. There are many major attractions and interesting places to visit in Athens as well as it being a gateway to the best islands in Greece

Athens is famous for its ancient Greek philosophers, notably Plato and Aristotle, and as the site for the first modern Olympic Games in the 19th century. Athens is credited as the birthplace modern Western civilization and democracy, and each year tourists flock to Athens to view the landmarks of the modern era. Some of Athens' most fascinating sites include the famous ruins of classical architecture such as the Ancient Agora, a marketplace that was the center of all public and political life in ancient Athens. The famed Pathenon is also a major attraction in Athens, drawing millions of tourists each year to visit the massive temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Parthenon is not only a symbol of Ancient Greece and the Athenian Empire, it's also an everlasting symbol of western civilization, power and democracy. 

Modern Athens was host to the 2004 Olympic Games and has always been a place of destination for travelers. Today, Athens holds the largest archaeological museum in Greece and several other important museums for Byzantine and Cycladic art. Athens is also home to the most theatrical stages than any other city in the world, and remains as a city devoted to entertainment and performing arts as was the ancient city.

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Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Parthenon Europe

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Odeon of Herodes Atticus Athens, Greece

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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athen... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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Monastiraki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Monastiraki Athens, Greece

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Temple of Hephaestus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Temple of Hephaestus Athens, Greece

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Panathenaic Stadium is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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National Archaeological Museum... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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Ancient Agora of Athens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Ancient Agora of Athens Athens, Greece

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Stoa of Attalos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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Arch of Hadrian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Arch of Hadrian Athens, Greece

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Syntagma Square is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Syntagma Square Athens, Greece

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Old Parliament House, Athens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Old Parliament House, Athens Greece

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Pnyx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Pnyx Greece

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Zappeion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Zappeion Athens, Greece

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Plaka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Plaka Athens, Greece

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National Garden of Athens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
National Garden of Athens Athens, Greece

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Areopagus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Areopagus Ancient Greece

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Theatre of Dionysus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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Erechtheion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Erechtheion Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece

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Benaki Museum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Benaki Museum Athens, Greece

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Kerameikos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Kerameikos Athens, Greece

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Goulandris Museum of Cycladic ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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Old Acropolis Museum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Old Acropolis Museum Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece

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Philopappos Monument is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Philopappos Monument Greece

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Athens War Museum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Athens War Museum

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Kolonaki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Kolonaki Athens, Greece

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Technopolis (Gazi) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Technopolis (Gazi)

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Choragic Monument of Lysicrate... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Choragic Monument of Lysicrates Greece

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Numismatic Museum of Athens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Athe... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens Greece

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Municipal Gallery of Athens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens

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Parliament House, Athens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Parliament House, Athens Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece

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Prytaneion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Prytaneion

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Kaisariani Monastery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Kaisariani Monastery Greece

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Presidential Palace, Athens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Presidential Palace, Athens Athens, Greece

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Omonoia Square is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Omonoia Square Athens, Greece

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Hymettus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Hymettus Europe

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Monument of the Eponymous Hero... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Monument of the Eponymous Heroes Greece

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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Athens
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum