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Archaeological Museum of Marathon

Marathonas, serves as a memorial to the ancient struggle between the ancient Athenians and the invading Persians. Located 42 kilometres from Athens, this is where the annual Athens Classic Marathon is held to commemorate Spyros Louis’ famous victory at the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896. With 12 kilometres of sandy beach […]
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Panathenaic Stadium Kallimarmaro

The Panathenaic Stadium is a classical cultural and touristic monument 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 […]
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Lycabettus Hill

According to mythology, the goddess Athena wanted her temple in Acropolis to be near the heavens. One stormy night she went to Mount Penteli, and took a large rock with the purpose of placing it on the existing rock. As she transported the rock, two black birds approached her, bringing her bad news regarding something […]
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Byzantine and Christian Museum

The Byzantine and Christian Museum is one of Greece’s national museums. Its areas of competency are centered on – but not limited to – the exhibition of religious artifacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods. It also acquires, receives, preserves, conserves, records, documents, researches, studies, publishes and raises awareness of. The […]
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National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancients Greek art. It is 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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Temple of the Olympian Zeus

The Temple of the Olympian Zeus, located on the southeastern side of the Acropolis, is the largest ancient temple in Greece, whose construction began in the early 6th century BC and finally completed 700 years later, by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The temple was dedicated to Zeus, having a length 96 meters at the ends […]
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Plaka

Plaka is a neighborhood at the foot of the Acropolis constructed on the same site as ancient residential areas. Today it is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with beautiful neo-classical buildings. The Plaka is divided into the Upper Plaka (Ano Plaka) and the Lower Plaka (Kato Plaka) by the main street (Adrianou Street) which […]
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Monastiraki

One of the most typical areas in “old” Athens full of narrow lanes and small buildings, representing the Ottoman and Byzantine influence on the city. In the open-air stands and in the small shops, located on central streets (Andrianou, Ifaestou, Theseiou, Aghios Fillipos, Astiggos and Ermou), you can buy everything: shoes, clothes, old and new […]
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The Temple of Hephaestus

On top of Agoraios Kolonos hill, which is delimiting the Ancient Agora of Athens to the west, stands the temple of Hephaestus, broadly known as Thisio. It is one of the best preserved ancient temples, partly because it was transformed into a Christian church. According to the traveler and geographer Pausanias (1, 14, 5-6), two […]

The Stoa of Attalos

The Stoa on the east side of the Ancient Agora, was gift of Attalos II, King of Pergamon, as a fragmentary inscription on the epistyle of its lower colonnade shows: «King Attalos, son of Attalos and of Queen Apollonis». The building is 120 m wide and 20 m deep and had two floors with a […]

Thissio

Thissio is a small settlement south west of Monastiraki. It is close to the centre of Athens, famous for the plethora of trendy cafes and bars. Most of the Athenians are in love with this area due to its close proximity to Plaka and the traditional neighborhoods of Athens. From every part of Thissio you […]
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The Ancient Agora of Athens

The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. The Ancient Agora of Athens is a flat area defined by the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, the hill of Areopagus in the south and the hill of […]
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The Acropolis Museum

Today, the new Acropolis Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The new Museum offers all the amenities expected from an international museum of the 21st century.  
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The Herod Atticus Odeon

The famous Herod Atticus Odeon dominates the western end on the south hillside of the Acropolis. It was the third Odeon constructed in ancient Athens after the Pericles Odeon on the south slope (fifth century) and the Agrippa’s Odeon in the ancient Agora (15 BC). The construction of the monument during the second century AD […]
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Dionysus Theatre

The Theatre of Dionysus is regarded as the first sample of Greek theatres and the birthplace of Greek drama. It was built into a natural hallow at the southern hillside of the Acropolis and it is the first theater in the world. This ancient theater was dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, […]
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The Akropolis Parthenon

The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens. Primarily dedicated to its patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the centre of the modern city from the rocky crag known as the Acropolis. The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, earliest cults and several decisive events in the city’s history, they are all […]