Although you might have done your research about the many famous Temples in Greece, get an insider’s look into the other best tourist attractions Greece has to offer.
Or perhaps you have just watched the blockbuster hit movie Wonder Woman in Theatres and decided you want to visit Zeus’s Temple and many other Greek Temples located in Greece!
Check out our top 5 picks of Greek Temples you should visit!
The Temple of Aphaia
A lesser known Temple but it is still worth a visit, this historical Temple is as stunning as any other temples in Greece. The Temple of Aphaia is still in great condition and at the same time, it is not overwhelmed by visitors.
Standing high on the hill and looking out over the water, this structure is like many others, but something about its remoteness makes it stand out. Set on a mountain top with stunning views this temple dates back to 2500BC, which makes it much older than the Parthenon.
Theatre of Dionysus
Theatre of Dionysus is a big theatre that could seat almost 17,000 people, that sits on the south-east slope of Acropolis of Athens. Tucked below the Acropolis, this theatre was a very important venue during the ancient Dionysiac festival – a riot of wine and debauchery.
It is usually also blissfully uncrowded in comparison with the other well-known structures nearby. Be rewarded by knowing you are standing in one of the most important ancient theatre in the world. Sit for a while in the middle of the theatre and pretend what it would have been like many thousand years ago.
Temple of Hephaestus
The Temple of Hephaestus, dedicated to the god of metal-working and craftsmanship, is located in Athens, Greece. The Temple of Hephaestus is the best-preserved Greek temple to stand in the world today. Ictinus, the architect who also helped designed the Parthenon, designed this temple.
Have a nice walk through the Ancient Agora leading you towards the stairs leading up to the Temple. This is a very nice place to rest and have a picnic in the shade while being surrounded by calmness.
The Erechtheion, sometimes known as Erechtheum, is located on the north side of the Acropolis in Athens, is dedicated to the Greek hero Erichthonius. The most famous aspect of the temple is that the porch is supported by six female statues known as Caryatids.
Marvel at the beautiful Caryatids – each statue different from the next. Be sure to check out the olive tree in front of the building. According to legend it´s the first olive that ever was, and therefore the mother of all other olive trees in Athens.
Although there is no Temple on top of this mountain, the highest hill in Athens is worth a climb so you can see the whole Athen in 360 degrees including the Parthenon! On top of the hill, you can see across the Acropolis to the sea and all around the city to the surrounding mountains.
Either take a cable car or taxi up or be one with nature while hiking up the mountain Even people who are born and raised Athenian recommend that travellers visit Mount Lycabettus. If you can, plan your visit around sunset because that’s when you'll enjoy the view most! Try not to visit Lycabettus between 12-3, it's unbearably hot!
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