Highlights

  • Panathenaic Stadium Jogging around the track with the roar of the (imaginary) crowd in your ears, and posing for a photo on the Olympic medalists' stand.
  • Athens' First Cemetery Admiring the work of some of Greece's finest neoclassical sculptors, which just happens to top the tombs of the city's rich and famous.
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus Counting columns at this enormous fallen temple, which took many centuries to build and just as many to reach its picturesque current state.
  • Hadrian's Arch Saying thanks to Hadrian yourself at this pretty marble monument to the Roman leader who added so much to the Athens cityscape.
  • National Gardens Wandering in this shady park, and maybe taking in a movie on a summer night in neighbouring Zappeio.