Athens More than a Summer Holiday Destination

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While the Greek islands remain a popular destination for summer getaways, Athens offers a year-round appeal that extends beyond seasonal allure.

One must-visit site is the Acropolis, an ancient city perched atop a hill, featuring the iconic Parthenon—a temple constructed nearly 2,500 years ago. The ascent is rewarded not only with a glimpse into history but also breathtaking views of the sea, mountains, and the cityscape with Lycabettus Hill as a prominent backdrop.

Exploring the adjacent areas of Plaka and Monastiraki adds to the Athenian experience. Plaka's charming yellow and white buildings line smooth stone streets, providing opportunities for souvenir shopping, enjoying Greek coffee, or indulging in traditional meals at local tavernas. Meandering into the narrower streets of Monastiraki unveils vibrant flea markets, offering an authentic taste of Greek daily life.

In proximity to the city center and the National Garden lies the Panathenaic Stadium, meticulously restored for the inaugural modern Olympic Games in 1896. Serving as the finish line for the Athens marathon, it's a place where running enthusiasts can briefly channel the spirit of Olympic champions.


1- What is the name of the hill where the Acropolis is located?

2- What does the Panathenaic Stadium serve as?

3- What can you find in Monastiraki?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.