Ancient Athens – The Agora, The Acropolis and the Parthenon – Video Episode 49

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Visit Athens with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the ruins of the ancient Agora which was the marketplace which is now surrounded by the picturesque neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.

Monastiraki hosts the Athens flea market and the Plaka has colorful shops and cafes. Above this area is the Acropolis with its best-known temple the Parthenon. The Acropolis (“highest city” in Greek) has been probably been inhabited since paleolithic times, or at least since the age of Mycenae.


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Show Notes

The Parthenon
Acropolis of Athens

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

3 Responses to “Ancient Athens – The Agora, The Acropolis and the Parthenon – Video Episode 49”



Just what I have been looking for on the web. How would it look if I went to Anthens and what would I see and learn as a monden traveler. Thanks Chris. Good job.



really cool video! @jeannine im visitng athens this summer and ive been looking into a really cool and updated site it has info on all the fabulous things u can do, from sightseeing, to walks, to museums, exhibitions, events, concerts and i could go on forever!



Enjoyed this. Thanks, Chris. I spent a month in Greece in ’07, mainly in Athens. One evening I thoroughly enjoyed “un-nighting” (staying up all night) in Plaka, keeping upright on a mixture of coffee and beer. (Different cups, of course, that would be disgusting). What was amazing was how many other people were doing it, and how there were waiters ferrying between tables until 5am….

It’s also worth noting that the way to get into a blazing argument in Greece is to mention the “Elgin marbles” to a Greek – a more diplomatic term is the “Parthenon marbles”. Lord Elgin is something of a hobgoblin in Greek history books (and frankly, we’re not terribly fond of his legacy here in England either).

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