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  • 1. Plaka

    Starting at the foot of the Acropolis, the old area of Plaka is a maze of narrow, cobble-stoned, medieval streets that twist through ancient sites, tourist-packed squares and lovely Byzantine...

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  • 2. City Scenes

    Athens is wonderful to walk, even we, Athenians love to do it! The Rough Guide Map of Athens is the only thing you will need to get around It has not only the map of the whole city, but also of...

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  • 3. Athens Acropolis

    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....

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  • 4. Neoclassical Trilogy (Academy-University-Library)

    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...

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  • 5. Churches and Monasteries

    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...

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  • 6. Athens Museums and Galleries

    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,...

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  • 7. Athens Acropolis (south slope)

    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...

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  • 8. Panathenaic Stadium

    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...

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  • 9. Lycabettus Hill

    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...

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  • 10. Athens by night

    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...

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  • 11. Athens Ancient and Roman Agora

    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...

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  • 12. The Temple of Olympian Zeus

    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...

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  • 13. Hadrian’s Arch and Library

    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...

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  • 14. The changing of the Guard

    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...

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  • 15. Thision (Temple of Hephaistos)

    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...

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  • 16. Syntagma Square/Parliament

    A free wifi Internet connection service is now available on Syntagma square. This service is going to be free ultil December 2007 (that's the plan at the moment). More information on...

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  • 17. VT members in Athens

    We can help you find cheap accomodation and organize your visits to shrines, temples, the energy filled places and old pagan sites of the whole country :) Don't hesitate to ask - we can provide the...

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  • 18. National garden

    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...

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  • 19. Athens Markets

    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....

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  • 20. Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    Probably most times,this is not a bad way to see a lot of the city and gives you the flexibility to stop for whatever time you want (or not) at various...

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  • 21. Varkiza

    Varkiza belongs to the Municipallity of Vari situated in northern Attica.It lies approxiamately 2kms south of Vari and about 22kms south of Athens. It is a...

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  • 22. Athina

    Athens, the capital of Greece and home to the shrine of Democracy... I had heard contradicting opinions about it so I was not sure I was interested in visting...

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  • 23. The stray dogs of Athens.

    In Athens you will see lot´s of stray dogs wandering the streets.Of course it´s never nice to see dogs with no home, but at least the dogs in Athens seems to be...

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  • 24. A stroll in Plaka

    Take a stroll in Plaka and get to the beautiful narrow alleys under the Acropolis.You will come across beautiful classical buildings with flowery gardens.I...

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  • 25. Mavro Lithari beach

    On the road from Athens to Sounio after Saronida , there is an amazing well-organized beach called Mavro Lithari.The two beach bars provide for 6 euros sunbeds...

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