Top 10 Walking Sites near the Acropolis by Archaeologous
Explore the top 10 walking sites and enjoy this tranquil 'archaeological park' surrounding the Acropolis in Athens. You'll be in the largest pedestrian zone for walking safely in all of Europe! This 3 kilometer protected area can be found surrounding the Acropolis in Athens and is perfect for a day tour.
You will be able to walk to the Olympieion which includes the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Roman bathes. Take in Hadrian's Arch which divided the city in ancient times. Saunder along the cobbled stone Dionyssiou Areopagitou Street with it's 1800's neo classical homes and the view of the magnificent Acropolis. This street leads you to the New Acropolis Museum housing mega treasures from the Acropolis, and the entrance to the Acropolis itself.
Enter the Acropolis area on the southern slope and explore the Theatre of Dionysos, the most ancient theatre of the world. You will be walking in the same place that the famed playwrights, Euripides and Sophocles, saw the premieres of their plays.
Climb up to visit the Odeion Theatre where after 2,000 years, performances for 5,000 capacity are still performed. Of, course continue your walk up the 250 ' incline to the Acropolis itself and marvel for a couple of hours.
You will enter through the grand entrance of the Acropolis, the Propylaea, built in 43-432 by Pericles. Start with the Erechtheion, which is the most holy site of the Acropolis. This is where Goddess Athena placed the olive tree. On the porch supporting the roof are the five of the six Carytids Maidens, that once adorned the temple.
On your way down, see Mars Hill where Apostle Paul spoke. To top off your day of walking, explore the Ancient Agora where Socrates taught and democracy was founded. It's conveniently located next to the famed Plaka for lunch and shopping. You'll have a great day.
Other helpful sites: What to order so you don't starve--http://www.archaeologous.com/blog/66/must-eat-favorite-greek-dishes-while-vacationing/
NEW Acropolis Museum: http://www.archaeologous.com/blog/150/private-day-tour-athens-new-acropolis-museum/