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The Acropolis is the most distinctive sight of Athens, a citadel situated on a steep flat-top rock above the city. It is also one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world and a Unesco World Heritage Site. This is the site where the Athens and classical Greek civilization began over 3,000 years ago. There are numerous beautiful temples, most of which are from the 4 th century B.C. The Parthenon is the most important monument of Doric architecture and Acropolis’ main feature.
The National Archaeological Museum
The museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Greek treasures – it truly is a national museum as it only contains Greek treasures. The artifacts range from Mycenean, to Neolythic to Cycladic collections. Here you can admire a vast collection of sculptures, from the oldest Greek figurines onwards. The most notable item from the Mycenean collection is the mask of Agamemnon. The museum is so vast that several visits are advisable.
Greek cuisine is delicious, uncomplicated, based on simple seasonings, fresh meat and vegetables. Eating out is a favorite pastime. Lunch is usually eaten around 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, and dinner around 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm. You can have dinner at one of the Greek taverns, serving such delicacies as moussaka (layered potato, lamb, and eggplant dish with béchamel sauce), pastitsio (lamb or goat meat with macaroni and tomatoes), paidakia, or stifado (grilled lamb or goat chops). For a quick, cheap and delicious meal try souvlaki which is usually served with French fries on side. You can get them almost anywhere, especially in the tourist areas. ‘Souvlaki’ is composed of grilled meat, vegetables and yoghurt sauce in thin pita bread. The national drink is called ‘ouzo’, which is an anise-flavored spirit.