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Athens

Athens is rightfully considered a birthplace of the European and Western Civilization.

 

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Athens

First settlement on a sire of modern Athens date back 7000 years ago, although it reached the height of its power in the 5th century BC. Ships with settlers set sail from Athens to all corners of the known World establishing new colonies from Spain in the West to Russia and Georgia in the East. Citizens of the city spread not only their trade routes, but also architecture, literature, democracy and other achievements of their culture. Greek temples still influence many government and cultural buildings around the World.

 

Most of the historic buildings from the time of the antiquity are located in the Southern part of Athens. The Northern part of Athens contains mostly newer buildings. The city expanded northward in the 19th century. North Athens contains most of the most important museums in the city. It might be a good idea to buy a map or a travel guide to have an idea of which destinations you would want to visit. Missing some of them might very disappointed.

 

Acropolis (Athens)

 

Acropolis (Ακρόπολις) (Athens)

 

The Parthenon (Παρθενών) (Athens)

 

 

The Erectheion (Athens)

 

 

The Beule Gate and Propylea (Athens)

 

Temple of Athena Nike (Athens)

 

Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Athens)

 

 

Theatre of Dionysis (Athens)

 

Panagía Spiliótissa (Our Lady of the Cave) (Athens)

 

New Acropolis Museum (Athens)

 

Makryanni

Subway: Acropolis

Entrance fee: 5 Euro

 

Ancient Agora (Athens)

 

Temple of Hephaestus (Athens)

 

 

North (Athens)

 

National Archeological Museum (Εθνικo Αρχαιολογικo Μουσεiο) (Athens)

 

National Historical Museum (Athens)

 

War Museum (Athens)

 

Byzantine Museum (Athens)

 

Theatrical Museum (Athens)

Akadimias 50

Tel. 210 362 9430

Subway: Panepistimio

Trolley: 3, 8, 13

Open: 10am- 3pm Mon- Fri, 10am- 1pm Sun

Closed: Aug, 17 Nov, public holidays

 

Kolonaki Square or Plateia Kolonakiou

Trolley: 3, 7, 8, 13

National Gallery of Art (Athens)

 

Museum of Cycladic Art (Athens)

 

Kapnikarea (Athens)

 

 

Benaki Museum (Athens)

Koumpari & Vasilsis Sofias, Syntagma

Tel. 210 367 1000

Subway: Syntagma

Tram train: 3, 7, 8, 13

Open: 9am- 5pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

9am- 12pm Thu

9am- 3pm Sun

Closed: 1 Jan, 25 Mar, Good Fri, Easter, May 25, Dec 26

www.benaki.gr

 

Gennadeion (Athens)

American School of Classical Studies, Souidias 54, Kolonaki

Tel. 210 723 6313

Subway: Evangelismos

Trolley: 3, 7, 8, 13

Open: 8:30am- 9pm Mon- Fri, 9am- 2pm Sat

Closed: Aug, public holidays

 

Museum of the City of Athens (Athens)

Paparrigopoulou 7, Syntagma, Plateia Klafthmonos

Tel. 210 323 1397

Subway: Panepistimio

Trolley: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18

Open: 9am- 4pm Mon, Wed- Fri 10am- 3pm Sat, Sun

Closed: public holidays

 

South (Acropolis) (Athens)

 

Kerameikos (Athens)

 

Municipal Art Gallery (Athens)

Peiraios 51, Plateia Koumoundourou, Omonoia

Tel. 210 324 3022

Subway: Omonoia

Open: 9am- 1pm and 5- 9pm Mon- Fri, 9am- 1pm Sun

Closed: 3 Oct, public holidays

 

Russian Church of the Holy Trinity (Athens)

 

Filellinon 21, Plaka

Tel. 210 323 1090

Trolley: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18

Open: 7:30- 10am Mon- Fri, 7- 11am Sat, Sun

Closed: public holidays

 

Kallimarmaro Stadium (Athens)

Archimidous 16, Pagkrati

Tel. 210 752 6386

Trolley: 3, 4, 11

Open: 8am- sunset daily

 

Greek Folk Art Museum (Athens)

Kydathinaion 17, Plaka

Tel. 210 321 3018

Bus: 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15

Trolley: 1, 5

Open: 9am- 2pm Tue- Sun

Closed: public holidays

www.melt.gr

 

Jewish Museum of Greece (Athens)

Nikis 39, Syntagma

Tel. 210 322 5582

Subway: Syntagma

Trolley: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18

Open: 9am- 2:30pm Mon- Fri, 10am- 2pm Sun

Closed: public holidays, Jewish holidays

 

Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum (Athens)

Karyatidon and P.Kallisperi 12, Akropoli

Tel. 210 922 1044

Subway: Akropolis

Open: 8:30am- 4:30pm Thu- Sat, 9am- 9pm Wed, 11am- 4pm Sun

Closed: public holidays

 

Kanellopoulos Museum (Athens)

Theorias and Panis 12, Plaka

Tel. 210 321 2313

Subway: Monastiraki

Open: 8:30am- 3pm Tue- Sun

12- 3pm Good Friday

Closed: 1 Jan, 25 March, Easter Sunday, 25, 26 Dec

 

Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments (Athens)

Diogenous 1- 3, Plaka

Tel. 210 325 0198

Subway: Monastiraki

Open: 10am- 2pm Tue- Sun, 12- 6pm Wed

Closed: 17 Nov, public holidays

Plaka (Athens)

 

Temple of Olympian Zeus (Athens)

 

Amalias and Vasilissis Olgas, Plaka

Tel. 210 922 6330

Trolley: 2, 4, 11

Open: Apr- Oct: 8:30am- 7pm daily

Nov- Mar: 8:30am- 3pm daily

Closed: public holidays

Free admission: Sun, Nov- Mar

 

Panagia Gorgoepikoos (Athens)

 

Plateia Mitropoleos, Plaka

Subway: Monastiraki

Open: 7am- 7pm daily

 

Mitropoli (Athens)

Plateia Mitropoleos, Plaka

Tel. 210 322 1308

Subway: Monastiraki

Open: 7am- 7pm daily

 

Agios Nikolaos Ragavas (Athens)

 

Tower of the Winds (Athens)

 

Roman Agora, Plaka

Tel. 210 324 5220

Subway: Monastiraki

Open: Apr- Oct 8am- 7pm daily; Nov- Mar 8:30am- 3pm daily

Closed: public holidays

 

Kyriazopoulos Folk Ceramic Museum (Athens)

Tzistarakis Mosque, Areas 1, Monastiraki

Tel. 210 324 2066

Subway: Monastiraki

Open: 9am- 2:30pm Mon, Wed- Sun

Closed: public holidays

 

University of Athens Museum (Athens)

Tholou 5, Plaka

Tel. 210 368 9502

Subway: Monastiraki

Open: Apr- Oct 5- 9pm Mon, Wed 9:30am- 2:30pm Tue, Thu, Fri

Nov- Mar 9:30am- 2:30pm Mon- Fri

Closed: public holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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