Athena known as the "city of the gods" is the capital and largest city of Greece. With an area of about 412 km2, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, which historically has been around for about 3400 years. Please visit Hostelbay for unforgettable travel in Greece.
Athens is a city of the blend of modern and classical culture. This is certainly a special attraction for
foreign tourists to visit.
The origin of Western Civilization
The city of Athens is a city full of classical architectural heritage. One of them is an ancient monument and artwork like the famous Parthenon building. The relics make this classical city is often referred to as the origin of western civilization.
The architecture of Athens combines several styles, such as Greco-Roman and neoclassical to modern, which can be found in almost all areas of the city. Nevertheless, the architectural style of all the buildings there is no similarity between one another.
In Athens, there are two UNESCO world heritage sites, The Acropolis of Athens and The Medieval Daphni Monastery. Acropolis building was renovated in order to welcome the 2004 Athens Olympics. Athens was also the host city for the first modern Olympics in 1896.
Tourist Destination in Athens
Tours to classic and historic towns are certainly incomplete if not visiting the historic sites of the ancient Greeks. Some of these places include the Museum of the Acropolis, which stores objects of cultural heritage and works of Ancient Greek art. This museum is very famous among foreign tourists.
In addition, there is also Parthenon, a temple built for the goddess Athena and used as a protector of Athens in the 5th century BC. This building is considered as a symbol of ancient Greece and the democracy of Athens. Parthenon is very famous, has even become one of the largest cultural monument in the world.
As for the Acropolis of Athens, ancient ruins of ancient Greek relics that you must visit. Athens Acropolis became the flagship monument in the list of cultural heritage monuments of Europe in March 2007 ago.
Old Car Museum
The classic car museum in Athens is highly recommended to visit. Here you will be taken into the hallway with a collection of diverse old cars. Museum named Hellenic Motor Museum was opened in March 2011 then. The location of this museum is located in downtown Athens, close to the National
Archaeological Museum. Museum owned by Theodore Charagionis' Foundation has a collection of about 300 cars and about 110 cars on display regularly.
Located on the top three floors of the Athenian Capitol Shopping Mall building, the museum's collection of cars includes classic cars like the Ford Super Two in 1962, the Willys Whippet 6 Roadster of 1929, the
Mercedes 300 Sl Gullwing owned by Paul Newman in 1952 and is the fastest car of its time.
Interestingly, these cars are exhibited in a unique formation, making visitors feel at home looking at these antique car collections. The oldest car in the museum is a fire engine from Hungary, which was launched in 1895.
Cine Thisio, Oldest Open Cinema in Athens
Athens is home to an outdoor cinema, held during the summer. Of the many places to watch films in this open area, Cine Thisio is the most majestic and oldest.
The oldest cocktail was built in 1935, open every April to October. From the seats, the audience is not only treated to spectacle films but also at the same time enjoy the scenic beauty of the Acropolis and Parthenon that are located in the distance. This cinema is also the closest to Mount Olympus.