Athens Things to Do

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  • 26. Acropolis - Temple of Athena Nike

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Temple of Athena Nike stood is a small Ionic temple that stands right on to of the Acropolis and which can be seen from all over Athens. This is very significant because Nike means "victory" in...

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  • 27. Olympic Stadium

    The Olympic 2004 Stadium was officially completed and opened, joined or preceded by the official completion and openings of other venues within the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA). You may watch...

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  • 28. Cape Sounion

    Just a common temple, but a beautiful trip along the peninsula through Glifada and Vougliameni until reaching the end, where the temple stands overlooking the ocean, in a high promontory. It's easy...

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  • 29. Hadrian's Arch

    The Arch of Hadrian is a typical roman triumph arch that was the gateway between Acropolis(that is 300m away) and the Temple of Olympian Zeus (you can see what’s left of it at the back side of the...

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  • 30. Roman Agora

    Just east of the Ancient Agora is the Roman Agora (pic 1) which used to have many roman buildings but now mainly some remains of ancient columns can be seen and only a few structures. The entrance fee...

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  • 31. Day Trip to Aegina-Hydra-Poros

    Looks like it must be a real hot spot in the summer, but an enchanting place to have lunch on 25-12. I got there at 2.45 off the Flying Dolphin hydrofoil from Piraeus. I was hungry by then, so I just...

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  • 32. Day Trip to Corinth

    Many day trippers from Athens arrived by the mid-morning and return before sun down. These fascinating ruins are worthy of a full day's exploration so consider bedding down for the night in the...

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  • 33. Anafiotika

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    St. Nikolaos Ragkava is a byzantine imperial church in the heart of Plaka at Anafiotika area, 100m after Lysicrates Choregic monument. Its style is a four pillar cruciform domed edifice. I was touring...

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  • 34. Hadrian's Library

    Αρχαιολογικος Χωρος Βιβλιοθηκη...

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  • 35. Day Trip To Delphi

    Great leaders including Alexander the Great used to go this place (to ask what will happen in the future from the Oracle) ---- Delphi, which is over 170km northeast of Athens. So, I decided to take a...

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  • 36. Vouliagmeni - Voula

    The coast of Vouliagmeni There are a few beaches which are free here, but for the most beautiful and popular, beaches with umbrellas and sun beds there is an entrance fee. The cost seems expensive to...

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  • 37. Acropolis - Theatre Of Dionysus

    The Theater of Dionysos is carved from the southern slope of the Acropolis Hill. The most direct way of getting there is from the pedestrian street Dionysiou Aeropagitou, across from the New Acropolis...

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  • 38. Zappeion

    4 out of 5 stars

    At the edge of National Gardens Zappeion is a neoclassical Hall that was built in 1878 by the Danish architect Th.Fr. von Hansen. The Hall took its name after Evangelos Zappas that donated money to...

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  • 39. Church of Panaghia Gorgoepikoos

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is the cutest little church, which is also known as the Little Cathedral as it stands right next to the Cathedral of Athens. It is a byzantine structure, made of marble taken from an Ancient...

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  • 40. Old Parliament Building

    Παλαιά Βουλή or the old parliament is located in the center of Athens, not too far from the new parliament. Nowadays it hosts the national museum...

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  • 41. Monastiraki Flea Market

    After tow hours at the Monastiraki Flea market, I had a feeling I could easily find my Grandma’s gold earrings that she lost 40 years ago (even though she never visited Athens in her life). Why?...

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  • 42. Museum of Cycladic Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Did you know that "symposium" in ancient Athens actually meant relaxing and drinking wine in company? Or that Athenians drank their wine diluted with water, and only Dionysos was served neat,...

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  • 43. Tzistarakis Mosque

    4 out of 5 stars

    It is located on Μοναστηράκι and is easily accessible by metro. It was built in 1759 and has no minaret. This is still a problem for the Muslim...

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  • 44. Mitropoli

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The statue of Archbishop Damaskinos Papandreou in front of the Athens Cathedral is a particular favourite of mine. This man was a true hero who showed courage beyond measure when he championed the...

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  • 45. Old Acropolis Museum -Closed

    This little museum located on the acropolis, just behind the Parthenon, houses many small treasures, among which you can find: - Relief of the "Mourning Athena" - A Section of the Parthenon frieze -...

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  • 46. Benaki Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Benaki Museum is my favourite museum in Athens. Many temporary exhibitions are organized here. Last time we visited the Benaki Museum in April 2010 there were three temporary exhibions: The first one...

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  • 47. Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

    In ancient Greece choregos was the sponsor (usually a wealthy citizen) who paid for and supervised the training of the dramatic dance-chorus. Tripods were the prizes awarded to the choregoi by the...

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  • 48. Byzantine Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Byzantine and Christian Museum is located next to the War museum at V.Sophias avenue. It was founded in 1914 but it was transferred to the building we see in 1930. It was a mansion that belonged...

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  • 49. Metro

    Please, avoid Athens. This is a city of burglars. The same happened to me: "A group of men jumped on and crushed up making us feel extremely uncomfortable. It was so worrying we tried to leave at a...

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  • 50. Street Dogs And Cats

    Dogs are everywhere in Athens. In several days in Athens I already noticed that these dogs behave like people, and I felt that if they would talk I could have an answers to many questions about the...

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