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Hill
“The Acropolis of Athens, a gem to all peoples cultural heritage. It is a must to visit, with its Temple of Parthenon & Athena Niki, & the Caryatids. The most impressive monument of all times. Underneath its streets you may walk through Plaka ancient neighborhood, Thisseion, Monastiraki, Syntagma Parliament. Enjoy!”
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History Museum
“Great Athens Acropolis Museum. A Visit is a must! Highlights the glory of Ancient Athens, with extraordinary monuments to walk through. Near to the Acropolis Temple itself. Educational/ Cultural Sightseeing recommendation”
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Park
“Just a few metres away from Syntagma metro station and right next to the Greek parliament lies the national garden which, together with the zappeion hall garden, covers 24 hectares full of vegetation, rare kinds of plants, saplings and birds. The Garden is accessible from seven entrances. The central entrance on Amalias Avenue, one on Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, three on Irodou Attikou Street and two more in the area of Zappeion park. Before it was renamed “National”, the garden was called “royal” or “the garden of Amalia” the queen to whom it owes its rare existence. The interest of Queen Amalia, wife of king Otto, in the Garden was such that she is said to have spent at least three hours a day personally taking care of it. She herself also planted the iconic 25-metre-high Washingtonia palm trees which grab the attention when one enters the garden from the gate on Vasilissis Amalias Avenue.”
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History Museum
“The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value.”
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Neighborhood
“n the shadow of the Acropolis and its ancient temples, hillside Plaka has a village feel, with narrow cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops selling jewelry, clothes and local ceramics. Sidewalk cafes and family-run tavernas stay open until late, and Cine Paris shows classic movies al fresco. Nearby, the whitewashed homes of the Anafiotika neighborhood give the small enclave a Greek-island vibe.”
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Track Stadium
“Step into a white marble stadium, home to the first ever Olympic Games in 1896. The Kallimarmaron Stadium was built between 330 and 329 BC and was used as grounds for the Panathenaic Games where the Goddess Athena was honored.”
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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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Cultural Center
“This is a new amazing addition to this city and it is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation largest single grant. It was completed in 2016 and on 23rd February 2017 was transferred to the Greek State and by extension, to Greek society. This incredible building houses now the National Library of Greece and the Opera house, which will be equipped with the latest technological advancements. It also has training rooms, practising rooms, bullet rooms, archives, libraries, children play areas, study areas, computer rooms etc. But equally amazing is the Stavros Niarchos Park, which is a vital green space in a city with the lowest per capita green space in Europe!! Visitors can rest in specially designed seating areas or explore a nearby circular labyrinth! Children can play in the creative playgrounds of innovative design! The whole centre has been named Best International Project of the Year in the 2016 UK Building Awards and was awarded with many more honours since then. Location: Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea 17674”
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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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Historic Site
“A can't-miss on two counts: it's a marvellous temple, the largest in Greece, and it's smack in the centre of Athens. The temple is impressive for the sheer size of its 104 Corinthian columns (17m high with a base diameter of 1.7m), of which 15 remain – the fallen column was blown down in a gale in 1852.”
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Neighborhood
“Lively Monastiraki is known for iconic landmarks including the ruins of Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora and the rebuilt Stoa of Attalos, with a museum exhibiting Athenian artifacts. Monastiraki Flea Market is a jumble of shops selling artisanal soaps, handmade sandals and souvenir T-shirts. The surrounding streets are crammed with traditional tavernas and restaurants, many with Acropolis views.”
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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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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
“Almost next to the Museum of Cycladic Art is Benaki Museum. It is included in the list of “41 incredible museums to visit before you die”, according to Telegraph and I believe that it is totally worth it! It is quite unique and it presents an amazing variety of art and jewellery, which covers many centuries of Greek traditional history over the three floors of exhibits. Also, it presents the best collection of Greek folk art and costumes, so if you are interested in knowing more about this type of Greek art and its history, then it should be ideal for you. But, it not an interactive museum, so I think that it is not ideal for children. There is a nice cafe on the 2nd floor with amazing views across Athens.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“ It is the highest hill of Athens (277m), a beautiful forest and offers a wonderful view across the basin.”
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Historic Site
“You must visit this amazing historical gem. You can see the Parthenon, sitting atop the Acropolis (“sacred rock”) from all over the city, tempting you to climb up and explore the ruins. No matter how many times you catch a glimpse, it’ll take your breath away. And while it is impressive from a distance, it’s even more amazing up close. Originally built as a fortress, this impressive structure is now the symbol of Athens. Give yourself at least half a day to hike up, explore this masterful creation and its surroundings, enjoy the views from the top, hike back down and grab a bite to eat and explore the Plaka District.”
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