The home of Greece's great archeological sites
Athens is the capital and pre-eminent city of Greece. It's
also Greece's main arrival destination. No city mixes history and a chaotic energy better than Athens and you
will know that the moment you arrive.
Athens is city with stunning archeological sites, colorful neighbors,
overcrowding and smog like you’ve never seen it. For many travelers, the general impression is one of a poetic
chaos. Roads are packed, taxi drivers are nuts and shops seem to spill off the sidewalks and into the middle of
roads. Yet, in the middle of this chaos you’ll find peaceful places such as the Acropolis, even though it is packed
Greece's Historical Sites
The city of Athens
Despite its chaotic energy, smog and
overcrowding, Athens is one of the most interesting places to visit, not the least being the
capital of Greece - home to some of the greatest thinkers and philosophers, democracy, and
both old and modern Olympic Games.
You can’t mention Greece without talking about the Greeks impact on
civilization since two and a half millennium ago. The city is littered with sites of extremely important
significance. This is not the place where you’ll stand in front of an old structure where Sir so and so fought Sir
so and so to the death in a duel that established something faintly important. Instead, you’ll stand in front of
monuments where civilization took a quantum leap forward, the cradle of democracy.
The Acropolis is the dominant archeological site in Athens. It is one of those rare locations you can
visit where the massive number of tourist do not diminish the impact. Towering over Athens, the Acropolis has seen
better days until you consider how old it is. The Pantheon and Erechtheion are the two standing structures and both
While contemplating the Pantheon, one can’t help but be impressed by
the ability of the Greeks to build such a towering, stone structure when much of humanity still considered a hut a
luxury. The Erechtheion is amazing because it contains the famous Caryatids, the columns molded into the form of
female figures. Standing upon the mount, you’ll have a view of Greece that will reveal the chaos and a sense of the
age of the city.
There's more to Athens
Athens has much to offer beyond the Acropolis. Books have been
written on the subject. Large books. I’m not going to try to cover them here, but you should try to get over to the
Tower of the Winds, where the Whirling Dervishes got their start.
Walking through Athens is like walking through history. They say time
travel is impossible, but Athens seems to suggest otherwise. Don't wait too long to experience this both chaotic
and spectacular city.
Greece - Despite its current fiscal problems, Greece's popularity as one of the best known
holiday destinations is unabated.
Greece - The capital city and gateway to Greece, Athens
is bustling with energy, which you will notice the moment you arrive.
Hotels - Best known for its historical monuments, Athens
provides 21st century comfort in many of its hotels.
Activities - As one of the most fascinating countries to
visit, Greece is a land of mysteries, mythologies, and tales of man's ancient past.
Photos - A small selection of photos from Greece, to
illustrate the variety of sights and holiday experiences in Greece.
Pictures - Some more, different pictures from Greece,
this time featuring its archeological sites and natural beauty.
Slideshow - Still more Greece pictures and images, all
combined in an easy to view picture slideshow.
Sites - With historical sites in abundance, it can be
sometime difficult to decide where to go and what Greece's historical sites to visit.
- Mike Hotel
Apartments - Located near Chania, on the island of Crete,
with swimming pool, pool bar, gardens, and restaurant.