So many visitors come to Athens expecting to concrete jungle, with nothing more of interest architecurally than the ancient sites of the Parthenon, perched atop the Acropolis, and the Ancient Agora laid out below.  Too many visitors miss much of what Athens has to offer.  Athens, like any major metropolitan area, is a city filled with people, Greek and immigrants, living and working in close promiximately to one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth and yet and until recently it seemed that the Ministry of Tourism spoke primarly to those who think of Athens as merely the jumping off point to the sand and sun and blue waters of the islands.

Fortunately, the city of Athens,  with the support of the EU, has put together a site that beautifully introduces visitors to Athens, not only for her archeological marvels and her proximiately to Mykonos and Santorini, but for the amazing growing metropolis that she is, poised in the 21st century to resolve the problems any growing metropolis faces, and to celebrate and protect the architectural beauty which remains.

To explore Athens architecture, several walking routes are highlighted, along with listings by date and period of construction, by architect, by building type and by  architectural style.

To explore Athens architecture in the company of a local architect, contract Athens Day TripsArchitecture tours in Athens.