The city of Athens has no shortage of archaeological treasures, with the Acropolis with the Parthenon being the most prominent sites . The Acropolis hill is located in the center of Athens and can be seen from almost every corner of the city. The Parthenon, looming over the hill, was built between 447 and 438 BC by the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates. The decoration with the sculptures of the temple was completed about 5 years later, by the famous sculptor Phidias and was dedicated to the patron deity of the city, Athena. The Rock of Acropolis served as the city fortress and was a place of worship for the ancient Greeks. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a vertical rock with a height of 70 meters.
Upon visiting the “Sacred Rock” travelers may walk to explore the ancient finds, namely the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena or ApterusNiki, the Erechtheion with the Caryatids, the Bravronium, the statue of Athena Promachus, the “Arriphorion” , the Temple of Rome and Augustus and so much more. Naturally, a visit to the new and modern Acropolis Museum, as well as the alleyways in the surrounding areas, Thisio, Monastiraki and Plaka, including numerous, picturesque and beautiful shops located in these special areas is not to be missed.