Sites in Athens
From world famous icons to hidden wonders, the historic sites in Athens are fascinating to explore. In fact, as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, the historical attractions on offer are central to any trip to this thriving metropolis.
The cradle of democracy, once the centre of a powerful confederation of Greek city-states, the history of Athens lies at the very heart of western civilisation. Though its military might may have waned over the centuries, nonetheless Athens remained at the forefront of cultural life throughout the Roman period and beyond. In modern times, this legacy can still be explored through the historical sites of Athens, which include some of the best known examples of ancient Greek architecture as well as many impressive Roman remains.
Today, the historic sites of Athens are among the very top tourist attractions in the city and draw millions of people every year. To start your exploration of Athens’ historic sites, take a look at the interactive Athens history map above or navigate further by using the links below. Once you’ve chosen those sites you wish to see you can use our itinerary planner to plan your own Athens history tour and then print off a free pocket guidebook.
Our database of Athens’ historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know other historic sites in Athens, you can add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.