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Athens Guidebook

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Athens Guidebook

Sightseeing
The Acropolis and its surroundings The Parthenon, the temple of Athena, is the major attraction. There is also the Erechteion, whose columns are statues of the female Caryatids, though the original statues have been replaced by copies due to air pollution (the originals are in the new Museum or ... in London!). On the southern slopes of the Acropolis lies the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a Roman theatre with room for as many as 5.000 spectators. It is used during the annual Athens Festival for world-class ballet and music performances. The Dionysus Theatre lies beside Herodes Atticus, and almost all the tragedies and comedies of Ancient Greece were written for this theatre.
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Παρθενώνας
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The Acropolis and its surroundings The Parthenon, the temple of Athena, is the major attraction. There is also the Erechteion, whose columns are statues of the female Caryatids, though the original statues have been replaced by copies due to air pollution (the originals are in the new Museum or ... in London!). On the southern slopes of the Acropolis lies the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a Roman theatre with room for as many as 5.000 spectators. It is used during the annual Athens Festival for world-class ballet and music performances. The Dionysus Theatre lies beside Herodes Atticus, and almost all the tragedies and comedies of Ancient Greece were written for this theatre.
The Kallimarmaro or Panathenaic Stadium of Athens, It is known as the Stadium, the Panathenaic Stadium or just Kallimarmaro (which means made of fine marble). We are referring to this incredible stadium that stands at the end of Herodes Atticus st, in a walking distance from the temple of Olympian Zeus, the Arch of Hadrian and the Acropolis. In the late 19th century (1986), it was renovated to host the first Modern Olympic Games that were held in Athens.
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Παναθηναϊκό Στάδιο
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The Kallimarmaro or Panathenaic Stadium of Athens, It is known as the Stadium, the Panathenaic Stadium or just Kallimarmaro (which means made of fine marble). We are referring to this incredible stadium that stands at the end of Herodes Atticus st, in a walking distance from the temple of Olympian Zeus, the Arch of Hadrian and the Acropolis. In the late 19th century (1986), it was renovated to host the first Modern Olympic Games that were held in Athens.
Syntagma square (Constitution square) is located at the centre of modern Athens. It faces the Greek Parliament, this impressive palace that used to be the residency of King Otto. In front of this aristocratic building are the soldiers, known as the Evzones who guard the Greek Parliament wearing the traditional Greek uniform. Today, Syntagma square houses the homonymous metro station and a couple of nice cafes. It is worth mentioning that it is one of the largest squares in Greece surrounded by beautiful luxurious hotels, a lot of travel agencies and many exchange booths.
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Πλατεία Συντάγματος
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Syntagma square (Constitution square) is located at the centre of modern Athens. It faces the Greek Parliament, this impressive palace that used to be the residency of King Otto. In front of this aristocratic building are the soldiers, known as the Evzones who guard the Greek Parliament wearing the traditional Greek uniform. Today, Syntagma square houses the homonymous metro station and a couple of nice cafes. It is worth mentioning that it is one of the largest squares in Greece surrounded by beautiful luxurious hotels, a lot of travel agencies and many exchange booths.
My favorite neighborhood in Athens, in the shadow of the Acropolis, the Plaka is like a village within the city, an island for those who don't have the time to visit the Greek Islands.
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Πλάκα
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My favorite neighborhood in Athens, in the shadow of the Acropolis, the Plaka is like a village within the city, an island for those who don't have the time to visit the Greek Islands.
Drinks & Nightlife
Cool, great service, great waiter, and nice environment! Great location to stop meet a friend, and have a drink!
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Chelsea Hotel
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Cool, great service, great waiter, and nice environment! Great location to stop meet a friend, and have a drink!
Delicious souvlaki of pure meat and special handmade cheese dressing. Also other meat. Cozy decor. Tables with red carved tablecloth
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Piggy - Πόπουλο
16 Archelaou
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Delicious souvlaki of pure meat and special handmade cheese dressing. Also other meat. Cozy decor. Tables with red carved tablecloth
Wonderful flavors! Salad, appetizer, main course and dessert all delicious !! And semi-sweet red wine served by the glass very nice too. Very good service.
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Το Μαύρο Πρόβατο του Press Café
31 Arrianou
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Wonderful flavors! Salad, appetizer, main course and dessert all delicious !! And semi-sweet red wine served by the glass very nice too. Very good service.
Parks & Nature
The National Garden of Athens: Right in the heart of Athens, between Syntagma Square and the Kallimarmaro (Panathenaic) Stadium, stands the famous National Garden of Athens, a beautiful area to escape the noisy city centre and relax in a lush green environment. It is almost unbelievable that such an amazing garden is situated among the busiest avenues of the city and still it is so well-protected from noise. The National Garden covers a vast area of about 16 hectares and they have three entrances: from Amalias Avenue, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue and from the Zappeion Megaron. It is situated on the north of Syntagma square, right next to the Greek Parliament.
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Εθνικός Κήπος
1 Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias
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The National Garden of Athens: Right in the heart of Athens, between Syntagma Square and the Kallimarmaro (Panathenaic) Stadium, stands the famous National Garden of Athens, a beautiful area to escape the noisy city centre and relax in a lush green environment. It is almost unbelievable that such an amazing garden is situated among the busiest avenues of the city and still it is so well-protected from noise. The National Garden covers a vast area of about 16 hectares and they have three entrances: from Amalias Avenue, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue and from the Zappeion Megaron. It is situated on the north of Syntagma square, right next to the Greek Parliament.
Essentials
Super Market SKLAVENITIS
Coin Washers Athens – Self Service Laundry Athens The state-of-the-art commercial washers and dryers with the strictest specifications located in Athens allow you to wash and dry ALL your clothes whatever the season and weather conditions are. Your laundry remains soft and fluffy with most of them no need of ironing. The stores are open every day from 7 in the morning until 12 at night.
easywash Self Service Laundry
27 Eftichidou
Coin Washers Athens – Self Service Laundry Athens The state-of-the-art commercial washers and dryers with the strictest specifications located in Athens allow you to wash and dry ALL your clothes whatever the season and weather conditions are. Your laundry remains soft and fluffy with most of them no need of ironing. The stores are open every day from 7 in the morning until 12 at night.
Spirou Merkouri 38, Athina 116 34, Greece Tel:+302107258913 www.ab.gr/en-gr/ Regular opening times Wednesday21/0308:00-21:00 Thursday22/0308:00-21:00 Friday23/0308:00-21:00 Saturday24/0308:00-20:00 Sunday25/03Closed Monday26/0308:00-21:00 Tuesday27/0308:00-21:00
ΑΒ Βασιλόπουλος
38 Spirou Merkouri
Spirou Merkouri 38, Athina 116 34, Greece Tel:+302107258913 www.ab.gr/en-gr/ Regular opening times Wednesday21/0308:00-21:00 Thursday22/0308:00-21:00 Friday23/0308:00-21:00 Saturday24/0308:00-20:00 Sunday25/03Closed Monday26/0308:00-21:00 Tuesday27/0308:00-21:00
Entertainment & Activities
At the Millennium Shopping Center of Pagrati you will find Village 5 Cinemas with a capacity of 784 people. There are 5 amphitheater halls with state-of-the-art projection systems and large screens, including 1 3D movie room (room 5). All the halls are digital and feature state-of-the-art Dolby Digital Surround sound systems for perfect sound performance and impeccable audio clarity, and large-screen displays. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 18:00, Saturday & Sunday from 17:00.
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VILLAGE CINEMAS ΠΑΓΚΡΑΤΙ - ΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ 1
110 Imittou
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At the Millennium Shopping Center of Pagrati you will find Village 5 Cinemas with a capacity of 784 people. There are 5 amphitheater halls with state-of-the-art projection systems and large screens, including 1 3D movie room (room 5). All the halls are digital and feature state-of-the-art Dolby Digital Surround sound systems for perfect sound performance and impeccable audio clarity, and large-screen displays. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 18:00, Saturday & Sunday from 17:00.
Arts & Culture
The National Gallery was founded in 1900 and today includes the collections of more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, engravings and other art forms and is the treasury of Modern Greek artistic creation, covering a period from the post-Byzantine period until today. The main building of the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue, has been closed since March 2013, due to expansion works. Tel. 210 7235857, 210 7235938 Email: secretary@nationalgallery.gr http://www.nationalgallery.gr/en/visit.html
Εθνική Πινακοθήκη
The National Gallery was founded in 1900 and today includes the collections of more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, engravings and other art forms and is the treasury of Modern Greek artistic creation, covering a period from the post-Byzantine period until today. The main building of the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue, has been closed since March 2013, due to expansion works. Tel. 210 7235857, 210 7235938 Email: secretary@nationalgallery.gr http://www.nationalgallery.gr/en/visit.html
The National Archaeological Museum, in Exarchia, is home to Ancient Greece’s most spectacular pieces. Address: 44 Patission Street, Athens Opening hours: Mondays 13:00 - 20:00, Tuesday - Sunday 09:00 - 16:00 Phone: +30 213 214 4800 Internet: www.namuseum.gr Email: eam@culture.gr
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Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο
44 28is Oktovriou
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The National Archaeological Museum, in Exarchia, is home to Ancient Greece’s most spectacular pieces. Address: 44 Patission Street, Athens Opening hours: Mondays 13:00 - 20:00, Tuesday - Sunday 09:00 - 16:00 Phone: +30 213 214 4800 Internet: www.namuseum.gr Email: eam@culture.gr
Well worth visiting and at the foot of the Acropolis lies the new Acropolis Museum. Brief presentations by Museum Archaeologists-Hosts are held in Greek and English every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The museum restaurant ofers panoramic views of the Acropolis and a 700 square meter public terrace commanding a breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens. Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens Phone: +30 21 0900 0900 Internet: www.theacropolismuseum.gr
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Μουσείο Ακρόπολης
15 Dionysiou Areopagitou
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Well worth visiting and at the foot of the Acropolis lies the new Acropolis Museum. Brief presentations by Museum Archaeologists-Hosts are held in Greek and English every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The museum restaurant ofers panoramic views of the Acropolis and a 700 square meter public terrace commanding a breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens. Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens Phone: +30 21 0900 0900 Internet: www.theacropolismuseum.gr
The Museum of Cycladic Art contains more than 3.000 artefacts of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art pieces are on display throughout the four floors. This is an interesting museum to visit in order to get a greater understanding of this colourful culture. Address: 4, Neophytou Douka str., Athens Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday 10:00 -17:00, Thursdays 10:00 - 20:00, Sundays 11:00 - 17:00. Closed Tuesdays. Phone: +30 210 722 8321 Internet: www.cycladic.gr Email: museum@cycladic.gr
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Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης
4 Neofitou Douka
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The Museum of Cycladic Art contains more than 3.000 artefacts of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art pieces are on display throughout the four floors. This is an interesting museum to visit in order to get a greater understanding of this colourful culture. Address: 4, Neophytou Douka str., Athens Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday 10:00 -17:00, Thursdays 10:00 - 20:00, Sundays 11:00 - 17:00. Closed Tuesdays. Phone: +30 210 722 8321 Internet: www.cycladic.gr Email: museum@cycladic.gr