The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible...
This excellent museum, in a 19th-century mansion on the northern slope of the Acropolis, houses the Kanellopoulos family’s extensive...
Greek Folk Art Museum: Man & Tools
As the name suggests, this museum takes a historical journey through a well-displayed collection of tools and machinery, spread out in a...
Popular full-sized stage and dance floor; in summer, there’s more sedate live music on the terrace.
Although the Parthenon was the most impressive monument of the Acropolis, it was more of a showpiece than a sanctuary. That role fell to the Erechtheion, built on the part of the Acropolis held most sacred. It was here that Poseidon struck the ground with his trident and where Athena produced the olive tree. Named after Erichthonius, a mythical king of Athens, the temple housed the cults of Athena, Poseidon and Erichthonius.