It’s on all those annoying lists of ‘places you must see before you die’ but the city’s centrepiece, the Parthenon, and the Acropolis, the rocky hill on which it stands, really do live up to the hype.... more
This small museum is situated on the Acropolis, just next to the Parthenon. It contains finds from the Holy Rock. The exhibits are put chronologically. You'll see the characteristic Kouri and Kores,... more
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The train departs from Ermou Street, which is at the bottom of the Square. The departure point is in front of Geniki Bank, across the... more
From the Lycabettus hill you can enjoy the fantastic view of Attica. The funicular brings you up to the top of the hill, or you can reach the hill by walking.The nice little chapel of St. George and... more
As Brotherleelove said the airport Chapel was a good place for a nap, but it is not allow, and generally looks bad when the staff is going into work with campers all over the hall ways and their front... more
It was built between 1887 and 1902, based on a study of the Danish architect, Theophile Hansen. Hernest Ziller was the supervising architect who also studied the entrance stairways and the main... more
Unfortunately, for visitors like you, the ticket to the Acropolis is "one-entrance ticket"! Once you enter there, the ticket-collectors withdraw a part of the ticket, practically make it "invalid" for... more
Every hour at Parliament Square you can see the Changing of the Guard.
The soldier called Euzone stand stright and still for an hour in front of the Ignote Souldier Monument. Than new soldiers come... more
This Stadium is called "KALIMARMARON" which means "Beautiful marble stadium". It was built in the 4th century BC. It has been restored twice and its capacity is 70.000 spectators. In 1896 the first... more
What do you do if you have a 12-hour stopover in Athens en route to your destination? Lie around in the airport? Absolutely not. Based on our experience (we had a stopover from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.) there... more
The Gate of Athena Archegetis is situated in the west part of the Roman Agora.
It was built between 19 and 11B.C.
The entrance of the monument has a row of four Doric
columns and a pedestal made of... more
Also known as the Olympeion, THE TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS is located on Amalias Avenue about 500 meters south-east of the Acropolis.
The Temple was built of marble from Mount Pentelus. It consisted of... more
Constructed in 131 A.D. by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, as part of a wall separating the old and new cities of Athens. The 18 meter HADRIAN'S ARCHwas made of marble from nearby Mount Pentelikon and... more
The best preserved ancient Greek temple in the world, the Doric TEMPLE OF HEPHAESTUS circa 449 B.C. is located in central Athens in the ancient Agora section of the city. It is far less known than the... more
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After a long day of walking and wondering around the Acropolis area sure your feet will be sore and you will need to cool down. Right out of Plaka neighboorhood in the way to Parliament Squre you can... more
MONASTIRAKI'S FLEA MARKET
Best on Sundays, it is still a fascinating area with anything from souvenirs in all their myriad form, marble chess sets, copper pans, ceramic pots, to junk and antiques.... more
Athens... What to write about this monument of history, a modern city which makes its inhabitants usually to complain, but to love it deeply at the same time (even if sometimes they don't feel it so...
Hm, the truth is that I didnt know where to begin with. We had snow on winter 2008 so it was an opportunity to stay inside and get out only for playing with snow. We are not used of it in Athens.......