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ATHENS CITY SIGHTSEEING

Athens-SightseeingAthens, a bustling city of 4-million-plus residents and the oldest inhabited city in the world, is full of contrasts and pleasant surprises. The hosting the Olympic Games in 2004 led to major reconstruction projects in Athens. The city has recently undergone a multi-million-euro "face lift" with the expansion of parks and pedestrian zones, the restoration of historic neoclassic buildings and the construction of walkways that link its main archaeological sites.


A leisurely stroll around the narrow alleys of the old Athenian quarter of Plaka - the "neighbourhood of the Gods" - is a must, while a walk down history lane on the pedestrian zone that unifies the city's archaeological attractions - starting at the ancient Stadium - reveals the rich heritage of its past; then off for a cup of coffee at a side-walk café in central Syntagma Square - where the heart of the modern city beats - or at the trendy Kolonaki neighbourhood where the capital's "beautiful people" go to "see and be seen".

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The walk up to the top of Lycabettus Hill – or a ride up on the funicular – rewards the daring with a panoramic view of the city, the surrounding mountains and the Saronic Gulf; the green suburbs of Kifissia and Ekali to the north can be easily accessed by train, while spending a few hours by the sea at the port-city of Piraeus or at the upscale southern suburb of Glyfada is an equally relaxing and exciting experience. Throughout the city, excellently preserved churches with unique wall paintings and rare mosaics dating back 1000 years are nestled amidst contemporary buildings, while a plethora of indeed interesting museums will satisfy the most discerning visitors. Not far from the capital there are many attractions that are ideal destinations for leisurely day trips. Choose to explore the 11th century Kaisariani Monastery, the battleground, tomb and museum at Marathon, the archaeological site of Ramnous and the splendid Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion rising over a stretch of coastline dotted with luxurious hotels. 
One could travel to Athens a hundred times and never tire of it. From the Acropolis to its sun-soaked beaches, the city’s antiquities merge harmoniously with the refined, cosmopolitan air of a modern resort with luxurious hotels, broad tree-lined avenues and rich commercial stores.

 

SIGHTSEEINGS IN ATHENS

 

ACROPOLIS
Address Theorias
Post Code 10558
Area Athens

 

ACROPOLIS - SOUTHERN SLOPE
Address Theorias
Post Code 10558
Area Athens

 

ANCIENT AGORA
Address  
Post Code  
Area Athens

 

HADRIAN'S ARCH
Address Amalias Ave
Post Code 10432
Area Athens

 

HADRIAN'S LIBRARY
Address Areos 6
Post Code 10555
Area Athens

 

HILL OF AREOPAGUS
Address Theorias
Post Code 10558
Area Athens

 

HILL OF THE MUSES - PHILOPAPPOU
Address Filopappos Hill
Post Code 10438
Area Theseion

 

HILL OF THE NYMPHS - PNYX
Address Dionysiou Areopagitou Street,
Post Code  
Area Athens

 

KERAMEIKOS
Address Keramikos
Post Code  
Area Athens

 

LYSICRATES' MONUMENT
Address Tripodon Street
Post Code 10558
Area Athens

 

MIKROLIMANO HARBOUR
Address Mikrolimano
Post Code  
Area Piraeus

 

MONASTIRAKI
Address Monastiraki
Post Code  
Area Athens

 

MUNICIPAL THEATRE PIRAEUS
Address Iroon Politechniou Street
Post Code 18532
Area Piraeus

 

NATIONAL GARDENS
Address Amalias Avenue
Post Code 10557
Area Athens

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY
Address Panepistimiou Street 32
Post Code 10679
Area Athens

 

OLYMPIEION
Address Amalias Ave
Post Code  
Area Athens

 

OMONIA SQUARE
Address Omonia Square
Post Code  
Area Athens

 

PANATHENAIC STADIUM
Address Vasileow Konstantinou
Post Code 11636
Area Athens

 

PLAKA
Address Plaka
Post Code  
Area Athens

 

PLANETARIUM
Address Syngrou Avenue 387
Post Code 17564
Area Paleo Faliro

 

ROMAN AGORA
Address Atenas
Post Code 10554
Area Athens

 

SYNTAGMA SQUARE
Address Syntagma Square
Post Code  
Area Athens

 

TEMPLE OF HEPHAESTUS � THESEION
Address Ermou Street,Hill of Agoraios
Post Code 10563
Area Theseion

 

TOWER OF THE WINDS
Address Monastiraki
Post Code 10555
Area Athens

 

 

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