Top 10 most beautiful places for pictures in Athens
Athens has plenty of postcard-worthy views and sights that are practically begging to be Instagrammed. Ellines.com team chose 10 places in Athens that will amaze you with the photographs you will have the opportunity to take.
The most perfect photo telling you are in Greece and its capital Athens is no other than the unique Acropolis.
Cape Sounion is a world-renowned archaeological site. The ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology will leave you breathless. Wait for the sunset in order to get the most stunning pictures of your life.
It is the ultimate athenian neighborhood. Every corner is a unique picture with distinged colours. The picturesque streets and cafes will allow you to make a mind trip to other time periods.
Penteli is situated on the southern slopes of the limestone Penteli mountains. You can have a panoramic view of Athens from the Penteli Astronomical Station of the National Observatory of Athens. you can also visit the Penteli waterfall, which is a secret well kept by the locals.
The hill is a tourist destination and can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki (The railway station can be found at Aristippou street). Stunning view for romantics or less romantic people!
6. Ano Petralona
Ano Petralona is a neighborhood of Athens, near Thiseio, with aristocratic vibes. The mansions, which have either been renovated or left derelict, retaining their old splendor. It’s hillside location, at the foot of Philopappou, offers a stunning panoramic view to the south of Athens.
Almost all of Athens, its eastern suburbs and the new airport can be seen from the mountain top along with the mountains of Parnitha to its northwest, Penteli to its north and Aegaleo to its west. The valley areas that create the lowest passes are to the south and one further south.
Parnitha is a densely forested mountain range north of Athens, the highest on the peninsula of Attica. Much of the mountain is designated a national park, and is a protected habitat for wildfowl, first created in 1961. The mountain also provides a native habitat to its red deer (Cervus elaphus), which were known in ancient times.
Anafiotika is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of old historical neighborhood called Plaka, it looks like part of an island. It lies in northerneast side of the Acropolis hill. First houses were built when workers from the island of Anafi came to Athens in order to work as constructor workers in the refurbishment of King Othon’s Palace.
Monastiraki is a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece, and is one of the principal shopping districts in Athens. The area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, and specialty stores, and is a major tourist attraction in Athens and Attica for bargain shopping.