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History Museum
“This dazzling museum at the foot of the Acropolis' southern slope showcases its surviving treasures. The collection covers the Archaic period to the Roman one, but the emphasis is on the Acropolis of the 5th century BC, considered the apotheosis of Greece's artistic achievement. The museum reveals layers of history: ruins are visible in its floor, and, through floor-to-ceiling windows, the Acropolis is always visible above. The surprisingly good-value restaurant has superb views; there’s also a fine museum shop.”
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Hill
“Being in Athens and not visit Acropolis? No!?! Acropolis is a must. Breathe the clean air and enjoy the view from the ancient rocky hill that Socrates, Plato, Aristotles and many others inspired and shaped logic, founded ideas and gave birth to science. Discover the architecture of Parthenon and the maths behind the construction. Enjoy the tour!”
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Park
“You can get a break between visiting historical places of Athens, A lot of high trees to protect you from the sun.”
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History Museum
“It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide”
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Buurt
“Old part of the city with beautiful architecture, restaurants and souvenirs”
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Track Stadium
“The Panathenaic Stadium is a classical cultural and touristic monument of Greece and one of the most significant monuments not only for Athens, but for the whole Greece. It is one of our city’s most popular touristic attractions and one of Athens’ landmarks. Its rich history is directly connected to the Modern Olympic Games as from their revival in 1896 until the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. It is also the place from where the Olympic flame sets up its journey to the cities of the Olympic Games, both Winter, Summer and Youth.”
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Historic Site
“Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.”
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Liquor Store
“If you start at the top of Syntagma Square and walk down the steps and past the fountain, at the bottom of the square is the beginning of Ermou Street, a paradise for those who live to shop. ”
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Historic Site
“The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a colossal ruined temple in the center of Athens dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Its construction dates back to the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world. However, it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods, the Temple of Olympian Zeus was renowned as the greatest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world. ”
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Other Great Outdoors
“A rare expanse of green in the heart of Athens, Filopappou hill is the forested area underscoring the beauty of the Acropolis to the monument’s southwest. A great place for 360 views of the city, sunset strolls, picnics and historical sightseeing. Like most places in Athens, Filopappou hill is abound with historical importance; there, you will find important monuments like the Monument of Filoppapos himself, Socrates’ Prison and the Shrine of the Muses, along with later-day landmarks, such as the Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris.”
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Buurt
“You can get Monastiriaki directly by metro from Pireus. The best place to buy souvenirs, fresh greek fruits, leather sandals and more. Monastiriaki is a good start for sightseeing in Athens.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“For romantic evenings, gorgeous sunsets and an amazing panoramic view of Athens, Mount Lycabettus is an incredible adventure. As the highest point in Athens, it allows visitors to see all across the Attica basin and the Aegean Sea. Climbers can also see as the chapel of St. George from its peak. A little cafe here will serve up a fantastic dinner for two. To start the hike, visitors go up the path that begins at the end of Aristippou Street in Kolonaki. The path continues to wind upwards around the mountain. Visitors can also take the funicular, which departs from Ploutarchou and Aristippou Street.”
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Plaza
“Located just off of Monastiraki Square, at the metro's exit, this flea market is a staple of the Athenian shopping scene. It's especially popular for antique collectors, but you can also find trinkets like colorful beads and souvenirs, the ubiquitous Greek leather sandals, international clothing brands, outdoor goods, records and musical instruments and everything in between. ”
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Museum
“Home to some of the most fascinating and diverse collections in Athens, the Benaki and Cycladic museums are cultural institutions that make for essential viewing. Located around the corner from each other, start at the Benaki Museum and take in the prehistoric, Ancient Greek and Roman exhibits in the permanent collections, before exploring Byzantine costumes and Coptic art. There’s usually an exhibition of contemporary art upstairs, too. Afterwards, enjoy a coffee on the large outdoor balcony. If you have time, the Benaki Islamic Museum is more of a hidden gem on the other side of town and offers an extensive survey of ceramics, jewellery, art and design from the 8th century onwards. Located close to the main Benaki Museum in Kolonaki is the Museum of Cycladic Art, where you’ll find works from Aegean and Cyprus dating back to the 3rd century BC. https://www.benaki.org/”
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Historic Site
“Parthenon: an architectural wonder that inspired western art! 10-minute walking distance from the house. ”
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Historic Site
“The ancient theater which was built from Herodes in memory of his wife in AD 161. The theater was designed with an auditorium fitted into a natural hollow. Could accommodate nearly 5000 people. The orchestra was located in the center. Live performances are still held at this theater during the summertime!”
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