“The Heart of ancient Athens: Acropolis and its surrounding Archaeological Sites”


 

“The Heart of ancient Athens: Acropolis and its surrounding Archaeological Sites” is an extensive archaeological area that includes a significant complex of over a hundred monuments, which represent the core of ancient Athens over a period of more than 3,000 years.

It includes the Acropolis Hill of , its southern and northern slopes being the hub of Athenian cult and religion, the Ancient and Roman Agorae, Areopagus, Hadrian’s Library, the western hills of the Pnyx, Muses (Philopappos) and of the Nymphs (Observatory), where everyday life unfolded and, finally, Kerameikos, at the outskirts of the city, which was a burial ground and, moreover, housed the pottery workshops.

It is in this very area that democracy, philosophy, theatre and freedom of expression were born, spiritual elements that still provide the values and principles of the modern Western world.