The highlights of the ancient city of Athens are mostly the thrilling vestiges of the medieval classical Greek city, mostly represented by the Acropolis together with other historical features in the archeological sites surrounding it. Here are some of the sites which pull tourists to this city.
The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis built some 2,500 years ago is a site many visitors of the Athens and indeed Greece cannot afford to miss. Within this tourist site are also the Acropolis museum, temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Propylea and the Erechteion which are all very popular with tourists. Moving along the coastal highway past the Glyfada is the temple of Poseidon from where you can catch a breath taking view of the café and the Aegean Sea in the comfort of a cliff.
The medieval structure of the temple of Olympian Zeus is an ancient huge structure which was built as a worship center for the Greek God Zeus. Its perimeter is made of a 104 column with more columns in the inside of the building that for so many years housed the statue of Zeus; only a number of columns in the gigantic structure can be seen today which all the same make for a good sight.
Ancient Agora, the archeological park which served as the market place in the 6 century is another of the site with numerous statues and ancient buildings’ ruins scattered all over due to an invasion in the those years, the most notable of them being the Thision and the Hephaistos. Another very spectacular feature in an Athens visit is an aerial excursion of Athens from one of its best vantage point; the Lykavittos hill in the middle of the city, visitors will enjoy catching the panoramic view of the Acropolis and other Athens monuments from hill top. Other attraction in the Lykavittos are the St. George chapel, and the theatre.
Watching a city packed with some of the world greatest and popular heritage from above in a helicopter can be very enjoyable. The helicopter sightseeing tour of Athens for several years now is as provided just that to visitors. In these excursions there are options of low flight mostly preferred by those intending to take snaps of the city from the chopper. These are some of the most thrilling sight seeing spots in Athens which every visitor of this 2,500 years old city will treasure for many years to come.