La Mirage Hotel Athens

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

3 Marikas Kotopouli Street, Omonia Sq, Athens, Attica, 10431, Greece
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Forum Posts

Pathenon works?

by Redang

Hi all and happy 2011!

I've heard that the Parthenon is undeergoing works, is it true?, if so, are there parts closed for public and when do they expect to finish the works?



Re: Pathenon works?

by leics

The Parthenon has been undergoing works for several years, Santi, and I imagine they will continue for several years to come (can't find an estimated end date as yet).

When I visited in 2009 access to the Acropolis itself was fine, but access to the Parthenon was not possible....huge cranes, loads of stones, workmen and so on and so forth.

Here's a picture from 2010:

Doesn't look much different to when I visited, to be honest.

But it's still worth climbing that hill. :-)

Re: Pathenon works?

by leics

I've just found a suggested end date of 2020 but given the present economic climate, especially in Greece, I suspect that may be pushed back even further.

Re: Pathenon works?

by Redang

Gosh, in 10 years! Thanks for the info!

Re: Pathenon works?

by cachaseiro

There are some parts accesible now and at least you canbget good photos of it without seeing it completely coverd.
It´s only in one side of the Partenon they were working when i was there last time in september.

Re: Pathenon works?

by Redang

Thanks you tywo!

Re: Pathenon works?

by xymmot

The Parthenon was undergoing work ten years ago when I last saw it....I think it never ends, but they always have some parts of it open. Cheers tommy x

Re: Pathenon works?

by ranger49

This article explains the scale of the ongoing restoration -

Re: Pathenon works?

by xymmot

Does this mean Rome was not built in a day?

Re: Pathenon works?

by Ouzone

Renovations never finish on the Acropolis which includes the Parthenon, they started many decades ago and have never stopped and no doubt will continue. So don't bother waiting until they 'finish', that will never happen. There will be scaffolding somewhere that's for sure.

No doubt you can search for more info on the details of what particular bit is current.

Travel Tips for Athens

Famous Greek Singer-Mario Frangoulis

by janetanne

If you have not seen or heard Mario Frangoulis, please have a look at this series of wonderful videos of Athens and Greece with music sung by Mario. on YOutube...



Each Word of Yours is a Wish

Dream's light, who can bear you, who?
Cry of joy, which wings do you wear and go?
Pass through me, do not waver
And take root before you depart
Show me the new day
Each word of yours is a wish
Each color in your glance
A sun emerging after the rain
Aim well, and shoot
A flame upon my sadness
That I may find land
That I may find land
In the villages (haunts) of my memory
That I may find land
So that I can cast a heavy anchor
And then I'll light deep in my heart
A fire that resembles you
Show me the new day
Each word of yours is a wish
Each color in your glance
A sun emerging after the rain
Aim well, and shoot
A flame upon my sadness
That I may find land

Avisinias Square

by Irine_29

Unusual originaly or originaly unusual, this is the "miracles square": Plateia Avisinias.
Next to Monastiraki. Antiques and various usefull or absolutely unusefull objects, kitsch or elegant no matter old or new, certainly with a certain "flash" ;-)

The Exárhia and its square

by Paul2001

The Exárhia was a very interesting section of Athens to visit for both eating and nightlife. This area, due to its proximity to the University of Athens, tends to be a student hangout. It was at onetime full of anarchist types who defaced the place with graffiti and garbage. It has been cleaned up in recent years and today is more a place to go to if you do not want be ripped off for food prices as is the case in the Plaka. I thought that the three restaurants that I ate in here were better and more authentically Greek. The square itself is littered with cafes and is a great place to drink local wine. There is also decent and inexpensive shopping where you can purchase clothing and electronic equipment in the neighborhood. There is also a farmers market on Saturdays at 2pm.
As there are few real tourist attractions, there naturally few tourists about. I did meet a couple that I had met earlier in my travels through Greece. We ate well and got really loaded in the square trying local beverages.
An interesting personal note about my time in the Exárhia is that I was walking to dinner when it was announced on television that Athens was awarded the 2004 Olympics. Every household cheered and it seemed like the world was crashing down on my head for the noise.


by OrlandoBR

It's the area close to the Ancient Agora and the entrance to the Acropolis. It's very DUSTY: that's where most of the renovation works are going on, perhaps because that's where most of the ruins are and they need to prepare it for the hordes next year.

Neighborhood Tip 4: Kolonaki

by WillAntoniou

Kolonaki is a a really great neighborhood for coffee and shopping, but both are specifically expensive in this neighborhood.

A few places are like are "Ta 3 Gourounakia," and "Nubus." They are open at night as bars, but during the day they're great for coffee.. Nice to have a break between shopping lol. Sitting for hours and hours with coffee and Tavli. (Backgammon)


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Address: 3 Marikas Kotopouli Street, Omonia Sq, Athens, Attica, 10431, Greece