Visit The Jewels Of Athens With Luxury Yacht Charter In The Mediterranean
The city of Athens has long been regarded as one of the cornerstones of civilisation, with settlements dating back thousands of years. Modern Greek life takes place against an impressive backdrop of architectural treasures, so make sure to visit this splendid city to see them when you take a luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean.
The Acropolis, meaning a city on a hill, sits high and proud above the streets of Greece. A collection of municipal buildings, the Acropolis contained everything from temples to offices and was the centre of the citadel. The most iconic structure is undoubtedly the Parthenon, a classic example of a Greek temple that is instantly recognisable. Despite the years and even an explosion when the building was ill-advisedly used to store gunpowder, the remains are impressive and give visitors a clear idea of what the temple would have looked like all those years ago.
There are plenty of other buildings to admire in Athens. Whilst the Acropolis housed the equivalent of local council buildings, the Agora was a communal area in which much of everyday Greek life took place. In addition to being a busy marketplace, this was where many open-air theatrical or musical productions would be held. The ruins are well worth a look and are another reminder of just how impressive ancient Athens would have been.
Visitors to Athens can admire a number of beautiful religious buildings, ranging from the small but stunningly ornate Byzantine Kapnikarea church to the majestic appeal of the Temple of Zeus.
Much of the artwork recovered from the region can be found in the numerous museums, including the National Archaeology, the Byzantine, and the Museum of Cycladic Art. There is even a replica of the Panathenaic Stadium, first built around 335BC. This stadium, designed to accommodate around 60,000 spectators, was a most impressive feat of building. The reconstruction is just one more example of the amazing architecture that can be enjoyed in Athens and gives a real flavour of life in ancient Greece.