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  • Plaka

    Athens Favorites

    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 courtyards. The best way to explore it is simply to get lost among its enchanting passages. The most beautiful section of Plaka is Anafiotika, a cluster of...

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  • City Scenes

    Athens Favorites

    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 Piraeus, Kifissia market and an extra , more detailed picture of Plaka-Monastiraki. Also a metro map, sights/shops opening schedules a huge selection of...

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  • Neoclassical Trilogy...

    Athens Favorites

    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 bookstands. As early as in 1858, King Otho had ordered Hansen to make a study for the construction of a Library next to the University, that had already...

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  • Athens Acropolis

    Athens Favorites

    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. It’s more impressive than ever now that most of the scaffolding has come down and a massive restoration project launched in 1983 is finally nearing...

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  • Athens Museums and Galleries

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    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, statues of the Archaic period (6th cent. BC) as well as pediments from the archaic temple of Athena. The statues were not actually white but painted...

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  • Churches and Monasteries

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    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 door. (I was one of them) Many people still sleep all over the place and camping under escalators like myself and spill into the Mc Donalds coffee...

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  • Lycabettus Hill

    Athens Favorites

    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 the theatre in the north of the hill are very nice. At the top of the hill there are some cafes and restaurants.

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  • Athens Acropolis (south slope)

    Athens Favorites

    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 a next visit! That means that you can enter as nany times you wish to the Acropolis, provided that every time you pay a new entrance! Do not forget...

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  • Syntagma Square/Parliament

    Athens Favorites

    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 www.athenswifi.gr So now, with either a laptop or mobile supporting wifi technologies, you can connect for free to Internet, while enjoying your coffee on the square's...

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  • Panathenaic Stadium

    Athens Favorites

    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 modern Olympic games were held in this Stadium.

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  • Athens by night

    Athens Favorites

    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 is an alternative for the adventurous. First of all, ask for your bags to be sent straight through on the first flight if you can, and try to take as...

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  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus

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    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 104 Corinthean columns, each 17 meters high. Only 15 of these columns remain standing today.

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  • Athens Ancient and Roman Agora

    Athens Favorites

    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 marble. It was constructed with donations of Julius Caesar and Augustus. I was dedicated to the partoness of the city Athena Archegetis. The entrance...

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  • Hadrian’s Arch and Library

    Athens Favorites

    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 decorated in the Corinthean order. You will find Hadrian's Arch at Amalias Avenue at the entrance of the site of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, just south...

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  • The changing of the Guard

    Athens Favorites

    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 and both the old and the new couple of men walk around in kind of dance. Very interesting to see. They wear their traditional clothes that are different...

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  • Thision (Temple of Hephaistos)

    Athens Favorites

    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 Parthenon, but unlike the Parthenon, the Temple of Hephaestus has all its columns and pediments intact and even has most of its original roof....

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  • VT members in Athens

    Athens Favorites

    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 answers

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  • Athens Markets

    Athens Favorites

    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. Old coins and stamps, furniture which has seen better days in some old neo-classic mansion, baskets and junk, piled haphazardly between office...

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  • National garden

    Athens Favorites

    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 find this huge shadowed garden where you can sit on a bench to find some relief. The green will be everywhere as this very nice garden are thought to...

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  • Which Greek island to choose

    It really is not worth spending only 1-2 days on each island, its a lot of fuss. You should stay at least 3-4 days.There are islands that are half a day away from Athens, but there are others that are only a couple of hours away.To find out which is the best Greek island I suggest visiting this website:http://www.greecevacationsearch.com/You simply...

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  • ANAVYSSOS

    Anavyssos is a suburb located in South East Attica. This is the place where many Athenians have their weekend houses.The beauty of the beaches Anavyssos is unique.

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  • ATHENS-THE CAPITAL CITY

    The city's name comes from the goddess Athena who gave the city an olive tree. This olive tree was given to protect the city after a conflict with the god Poseidon.FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATHENS, have a look at my ATHENS PAGE

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  • PORTO RAFTI

    Porto Rafti has the official mane of Limin Mesogeias of Limani Mesogeias,which means port of Mesogeia.It is a seaside town in the east coast of Attica, 35km from the centre of Athens.In Porto Rafti, numerous Athenians have their weekend houses.

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  • LAVRIO

    Lavrion is a town in southeastern part of Attica and the seat of the municipality of Lavreotiki.It is a sea port less important than Pireaus.In lavrio existed silver mines in the antiquity.Lavrion is the port to use to get to Kea or Tzia in the Cyclades. In high season there are more Cycladic destinations for Cyclades as well.Access to Lavrio can...

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  • SOUNIO

    Sounio is located at the southernmost tip of Attica peninsula.The temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea is there.According to the legend, Aegeus,the king of Athens died there thus gave his name to the Aegean Sea.The story says the while he was enjoying the view from the cape, he saw a black sail on the ship of his son Theseus (Thisseas) (he...

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  • Good beaches near Atens

    On the mainland there's a nice beach at Shinias, near Marathon, northeast of Athens; and a closer one near Athens, in Glyfada. The Parthenon in Athens, of course!And Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion for the sunsets.

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  • Attica

    Attica is a periphery, containing Athens. Attica is subdivided into the prefectures of Athens, Piraeus, East Attica and West Attica.Located in the south of the country, Attica covers about 3,808 square kilometers. In addition to Athens, it contains within its area the cities of Peiraeus, Eleusis, Megara, Laurium, and Marathon, as well as a small...

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  • Athens

    Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery: as one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans at least 3,000 years.You may watch my 2 min 58 sec VIDEO-Clip Greece Athens from my YouTube channel with popular Greek music.4 min 41 sec VIDEO-Clip Greece Athens Akropolis from my YouTube channel with...

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  • Sounio

    The site is a popular day excursion for tourists from Athens, with sunset over the Aegean Sea viewed from the ruins a sought-after spectacle.You will see a fabulous sunset which is considered to be the most wonderful in Attica! You may watch my 56 photos of Sounio in high resolution on my Slide-show Sounio.You may watch my 2 min 33 sec VIDEO-Clip...

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  • Vraona

    The modern Brauron, known as Vravronas, is a tiny settlement of Markopoulo located nearly 1 km southeast of the archaeological site. The distance from the city of Athens is 35 km , from Airport 11 km. It contains dozens of homes; the population in 1991 was 90. After Mare Nostrum Hotel Thalasso was built at the beach of the wonderful bay the...

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  • Aegina Island

    Aegina lies in the centre of the Argosaronic Gulf at the distance about 28 km from Piraeus. When we were going to Poros by cruise ship Giorgis it was situated to the west of our starboard. I could watch its shores very attentively. We were going back from Hydra Island when Aegina was to the east. So I could watch its opposite shores. Aegina is...

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  • Hydra Island

    Hydra Island is one of the most un-spoiled and interesting of the Greek islands, is a small rocky island in the Argo Saronic Gulf, south east out of the Athens port of Piraeus and within sight of the southern Peloponnese mainland.You may watch my 42-pics high resolution SLIDE-Show Hydra Island from my WebShot page.You may watch my 4 min 24 sec...

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  • Poros Island

    Poros is one of the most popular and unspoiled of the smaller Greek Islands. This naturally beautiful island is one of the most southerly in the chain of the volcanic Argo - Saronic Islands.It lies in the south-west of the Saronic Gulf, opposite the Argolida in the Peloponnese. The picturesque and animated harbour and Poros Town are situated on...

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  • Piraeus

    Actually, Piraeus is the western part of the Athens coastal zone.The Saronic Gulf and its islands of Salamis (5 minutes) and Aegina (1hr) with Hydra, Poros and Spetses (5hrs) close behind are visible from the heights of the Acropolis.Salamis, the very closest island to Athens is historically important because in ancient times, the Athenian navy,...

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