Athens Top 15 Attractions
National Archaeological Museum
Very near to our Athens Short Term Rental Accommodation is the Acropolis of Athens, which is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis is from the Greek words ἄκρον and πόλις.
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Another monument close to our Athens Central Holiday Apartment is the Parthenon which is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power.
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide.
Ancient Agora of Athens
Open Air Cinema THISION
Athens Central Market
The Jewish Museum of Greece
The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill.
Cine THISIO is an open air cinema and therefore is not opened in winter . Each year opening date depends largely on weather conditions. Typically, the operation of the cinema begins the last week of April or the first week of May and ends in late October. We don't make reservations and you can't book tickets, because we remain traditional, because the capacity of cinema is very large and because all seats are good . If you arrive about 30 minutes earlier you will buy your tickets in comfort, even in the extremely popular films.
Plaka is a maze of steep lanes and colorful, shuttered pastel buildings. Lying on the northeast slope of the Acropolis, this neighborhood is in the heart of Athens. Multi-leveled café terraces and tacky souvenir shops share the stage. Pulling up a chair at a café on Adrinou St., sipping on a frappe and watching the world go by is a must. Bonus points for making friends with the ever present, and much loved, street dogs and cats.
Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters above sea level. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant.
The view from Lycabettus Hill is best enjoyed at sunset whilst waiting for the lights of the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium and Ancient Agora to come on. You will also be reminded that Athens is surrounded by sea with spectacular views across the Aegean.
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.
Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens. The square is named after the Constitution that Otto, the first King of Greece, was obliged to grant after a popular and military uprising on 3 September 1843. It is located in front of the 19th century Old Royal Palace, housing the Greek Parliament since 1934.
We are your best Athens vacation rentals in Psirri which is a vibrant Psyrri centers on Iroon Square, whose surrounding streets have eateries offering meze and live music, including rembetika (Greek blues). Bars with DJs stay open late, as do tavernas serving traditional specialties like meatballs and Greek salad. Small artisan shops, often decorated with graffiti, sell handmade leather bags, indie fashions and offbeat homewares.
On Athinas street and its adjacent roads beats the heart of Athens. it is an old tradition for athenians to come from every suburb of the city to the central market to stock up on the best cuts, cured meat products, herbs and spices and grab a bite in one of the historic taverns.
The Public Market Place of Athens has been in business nonstop since 1886. It consists of a fish market, vegetable market and a meat market extending along both sides of Athinas Street.
Athens' top commercial street with an abundace of choices for shopping, starts from Syntagma Square and spreads down to Monastiraki. Ermou is a pedestrian road, where you can find shops selling clothes, shoes and beauty products, department stores, as well as cafes, gelaterie, fast-foods etc. At about the middle of this street you with see the church of Panagia Kapnikarea, which is widely known as Kapnikarea. Around it there are usually musicians, mimes and street performers that draw the crowd's attention. Source: www.greekguide.com
The Jewish Museum of Greece is housed at a neoclassical building on Nikis street, at Syntagma. Its collection consists of 8,000 rare religious and domestic items and archives, exclusively from the historical development and tradition of Greek Jews. The permanent exhibition presents us with issues like the synagogue, the worshipping vessels, celebrations, traditional costumes, the Holocaust, the cycle of life etc.
Athens Metro connects Athens Airport with Athens City including Athens City Center (Syntagma) and Monastiraki. The trip from the Airport to Athens City Center (metro station Syntagma) takes 40 minutes. The metro departs from the airport every 30' min