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Parthenon in Spring picture in Athens
Ancient Agora picture in Athens
Acropolis Museum picture in Athens
Dolmades picture in Athens
Acropolis picture in Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art picture in Athens
Souvlaki picture in Athens
Parthenon picture in Athens
Benaki Museum picture in Athens
Panathenaic Stadium picture in Athens
Erechtheion picture in Athens
Plaka picture in Athens
Academy of Athens picture in Athens
Herod Atticus Odeon picture in Athens
Temple of Hephaestus picture in Athens
Loukoumades picture in Athens
National Archaeological Museum picture in Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus picture in Athens

One of the best times to visit Athens is in the spring when temperatures are mild and flowers are in bloom around must-visit sights like the Parthenon. extravagantni Getty Images

Although most visitors conjure up images of the Acropolis when thinking about Athens' famous ruins, some of the city's most historically significant sites can be found at Ancient Agora. joci03 Getty Images

Reopening in 2007 beneath the Acropolis, the newer (and significantly larger) Acropolis Museum now features an array of archaeological treasures spread throughout 150,000 square feet of exhibit space. Mlenny Getty Images

Commonly filled with ground meat or rice and a variety of Mediterranean spices, dolmades (or stuffed grape leaves) are regularly featured on restaurant menus throughout Athens.  Fudio Getty Images

Some of the Acropolis' best panoramas can be enjoyed at sunset. You'll also encounter more tolerable temps and thinner crowds at this time. Scott E Barbour Getty Images

Though the Museum of Cycladic Art's architecture is impressive, it's a hit with visitors for its collection of Aegean and Cypriot artifacts. Dimitris Kamaras Flickr

Souvlaki – or skewered and grilled lamb, pork or goat – is one of Greece's most popular delicacies. salparadis Getty Images

One of the Acropolis' most recognizable sights is the Parthenon, an ancient Greek structure that was built between 447 and 438 B.C. L. Toshio Kishiyama Getty Images

Prehistoric, Byzantine, Coptic and Islamic antiquities are just some of the items displayed at the Benaki Museum. John Winder Flickr

In addition to being the world's only stadium built entirely out of marble, the Panathenaic Stadium holds the distinction of being the first host site of the modern Olympics. SerrNovik Getty Images

Erechtheion – a detail-oriented structure situated next to the Parthenon – is famous for its caryatids sculptures that adorn its south side. Diego Mariottini / EyeEm Getty Images

Plaka is a lively neighborhood with plenty of ways to keep you entertained. Poike Getty Images

Statues of notable philosophers like Plato and Socrates can be found outside the Academy of Athens in downtown's Exarcheia neighborhood. Image Source Getty Images

If you love history and cultural events like concerts and theatrical performances, odds are you'll enjoy attending a show at the Herod Atticus Odeon. George Papapostolou photographer Getty Images

One of Ancient Agora's most impressive ruins is the Temple of Hephaestus, which features towering pillars and sculptures made of marble. turtix Getty Images

Loukoumades – deep-fried dough soaked in honey syrup and dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar – are a common sweet treat throughout Greece. ALLEKO Getty Images

To see one of the world's most impressive collections of ancient Greek artifacts, visit the National Archaeological Museum. Chris Brooks Flickr

Greece's largest temple, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, took more than 700 years to construct and features a large statue of Zeus in its inner chamber. Luke Abrahams Getty Images

Parthenon in Spring picture in Athens
Ancient Agora picture in Athens
Acropolis Museum picture in Athens
Dolmades picture in Athens
Acropolis picture in Athens
Museum of Cycladic Art picture in Athens
Souvlaki picture in Athens
Parthenon picture in Athens
Benaki Museum picture in Athens
Panathenaic Stadium picture in Athens
Erechtheion picture in Athens
Plaka picture in Athens
Academy of Athens picture in Athens
Herod Atticus Odeon picture in Athens
Temple of Hephaestus picture in Athens
Loukoumades picture in Athens
National Archaeological Museum picture in Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus picture in Athens

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