Athens is full of surprises, from neighborhoods steeped in history to charming alleyways, beautiful squares, fantastic monuments, and forgotten ancient ruins. One such gem is the district of Anafiotika, located on the northeast side of the Acropolis hill, under the shadow of one of Athens’ most famous landmarks. Anafiotika brings a breath of the Aegean to the heart of Athens.
Athens is so unique that we cannot imagine any other city where you can find an ancient roman tomb inside a Zara store. We expected to stumble upon ruins in Athens since it’s a quintessential historical city. But not in a clothing store.
The Panathenaic Stadium is a must see tourist destination in Athens and a unique architectural destination since it’s the only stadium in the world built entirely out of marble. But what makes this place stand out from everything that we saw in Greece is that this place is where the first modern Olympics Games were hosted back in 1896.