Athens Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Gazi Factory

    An old gas factory made by some industrial buildings, is now a live industrial museum. This factory, once closed was gradually transformed into a versatile cultural centre and now it hosts several...

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  • 2. Kifissia

    “Far from Airport 12.4 miles (19.96 Km)” Be forewarned that it is NOT close to the airport. I paid a cab driver 55 Euros one-way at night to go to this hotel. From what I could tell, there isn't...

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  • 3. Kerameikos

    Most people do not, and that means this site is not only green and pleasant but also uncrowded. The entrance is on Ermou, just down from the Thission Metro station and Platia Monastiriki. The area...

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  • 4. Paiania

    Located on the east side of Ymittos in Peania and separated into two sections The first one is a museum of modern art which present works and arts by Greek artist during the second half of the 20th...

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  • 5. Parnitha mountain

    Located in the north part of Athens with 1413m high Parnitha mountain(or else Parnes) is one of the top winter destinations famous for it’s shelters (Bafi is one of them) with pine wood forest and...

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  • 6. Penteli mountain

    After the fall of the Byzantine Empire, Greece came under Turkish rule for 400 years. Churches were turned into mosques and the operation of schools was outlawed. Children nowadays who moan about...

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  • 7. Kaisariani Monastery

    Only 8 kilometers out of Athens, in mount Hymettos, this monastery is a good example of Byzantine art. I read that a taxi costs about 15 €, and it is served by...

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  • 8. beach near the center?!

    I know, those who come to Greece will end up sooner or later on some island and will enjoy the sea. But for those who just returned from an island and already...

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  • 9. Glifada

    We arrived in Athens by lunch time, with flight to Santorini almost at midnight. Our tourist operator received us in the airport (VIP treatment because I was a...

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  • 10. Surviving the strikes

    Some tips on how to minimise the impact of any strikes during your stay.Firstly try to stay informed. Most strikes are announced well in advance.If you are...

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  • 11. Free Phone Calls from Athens

    There is a free phone service at “The Mall” shopping centre.You can get there if you take the metro and get off at Nerantziotisa Station.Free Promotional VoIP...

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  • 12. Free Internet in Athens!!

    A large part of central Athens is covered by a public WiFi network. These areas are around Thissio metro station, Kotzia Square and Syntagma. People gather at...

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  • 13. Kipseli district

    Kipseli district is crowded! The word "Kipseli" means beehive because of the style of the buildings one next to other when other districts that times had more...

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  • 14. Hellenic Cosmos

    This is a place where culture and tecnology go on together. Inside you have a multimedial museum with several exibitions and some virtual reality theaters.The...

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  • 15. ATTICA ZOO

    About 40 km from the center of Athens in Spata, opened in 2000 Attica zoo is the only one in Athens host the 3rd larger bird collection in the world .A 32 acre...

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  • 16. The War Museum

    The War Museum is probably not on top of everyones list of things to see while in Athens. It was not on the top of mine either, in fact it was the last...

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  • 17. Explore ancient coins in the Numismatic Museum

    This museum is situated at the historical center of the city and found in 1834. in the residence of the famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. There are more...

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  • 18. Visit the most ethereal of temples

    Overlooking the sea the temple of Nemessis in Ramnous is a unique place! The archaeological site of Ramnous includes the remains of two temples. The Great one...

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  • 19. Monastery of Daphni UNESCO - World Heritage List

    You can not Visit it this year becouse of renovated it.Monasteries of Daphni, Hossios Luckas, and Nea Moni of Chios Although geographically distant from each...

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  • 20. Museum of National Resistance

    The National Resistance from 1940 to 1944 is perhaps the most important event in the Modern Greek history and is dedicated to the Greek Resistance against the...

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  • 21. Athens Postal and philatelic museum

    The museum shows the history of Greek post office through time with collections of rare stamps, seals paintings, mailboxes, horns, telephones.The building is...

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  • 22. the turn of the century

    When you visit the history of Athens museum you can admire some old photos of Athens city, how it was at the beginning of the 20th century. Marvelious!. Hotel...

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  • 23. Thiseio flea market

    This is definitely a must-do for the fans of oriental markets. You will see lots of gipsies, locals and other "exotic" people, offering a wide range of goods on...

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  • 24. City Views Atop A MAssive Stone

    A massive stone right across the enormous Acropolis where most people go saved us the trouble of joining in the crowds there!We climbed up a steep flight of...

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  • 25. Day Trip to Vouliagmeni - A Green Suburb of Athens

    If you are in search of an escape from the ever-busy Athens and do not want to spend another day at a touristy attraction, then Vouliagmeni – a peninsular town...

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