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MUSEUMS

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

October 23, 2015

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...

It is accommodated in an especially designed building in Neofytou Douka Street, in the centre of Athens, at the junction of Vassillissis Sophias and Irodotou Streets, with a new sector...

The Byzantine and Christian Museum is accommodated in the complex of “Villa Ilissia”, built by the architect Stamatis Kleanthis in 1848 as residence for the Duchess of Plakentia Sophie de...

The National Art Gallery gives precedence the prominence of the contemporary Greek art. The original core of its exhibits, existing since Kapadistrias period (1830), was enriched with donations mainly consisting...

BENAKI MUSEUM

October 23, 2015

The museum was established by Antonios Benakis, member of a historical family coming from Alexandria of Egypt, and its collections include 33.000 works, recording the historical course of the Greek...

NOMISMATIC MUSEUM

October 23, 2015

Numismatic Museum accommodated in “Iliou Malathron” (Ilion Palace), work of Ernest Chiller, formerly residence of Erick Schliemann. Recently renovated, is one of the few museums of this kind in the...

SIGHTSEING

The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro was built in 329 BC by the orator and administrator Lycurgus for the athletic competitions of Panathenaia (the major Athenian festival in honor of the...

The Agora was the heart of the ancient Greek city and the public life, the place of the political assemblies and commercial transactions, administration and justice headquarters, religious and spiritual...

ACROPOLIS

October 23, 2015

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural...

SHOPPING

HISTORIC CENTER

October 23, 2015

The allure of shopping in Athens’ historic center is obvious from the mix of people from around the world that stroll and shop here daily. Plaka and Monastiraki are the...

KOLONAKI

October 23, 2015

The neighborhood of the “elite” Athenians, it traditionally houses top designers and expensive retail boutiques. Greek design houses are located around the main square known as Platia Kolonakiou. Chic boutiques...

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