Whatever your mood at the beginning of the ascent, when you climb the sacred rock, you will feel much better. The Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Theater of Dionysus below await, for you to enjoy.
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As much time as you budget to spend in Plaka, it will never be enough. The area is simply fabulous all year round.
Because the collection of treasures hosted there is unsurpassed!
A hike into the green Filopappou Hill and The Pnyx. A stunning view of the Acropolis.
Walk among the trees and the assorted architectural remnants from the area once frequented by the citizens of ancient Athens. Never thought you were a philosopher? Think again.
What kind of people might have built these sculptures of futuristic style? The world-famous statuettes of the Cycladic civilization of 2800 BC are displayed in the show cases on the first floor in the Museum of Cycladic Art and evoke the admiration of thousands of visitors from all over the world. In this particularly meticulous museum is...
One of the top three museums in the world.
A stroll down Aiolou street. A pedestrian mall, full of life during the daytime and even more so at night.
Walk along the banks of the Iridanos River and visit the museum operating at the site to admire the sculpture of the great bull that dominates it!
The beauteous Byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos Rangavas is located at Prytaniou Street in Plaka, on the northeastern side of the hill of the Acropolis.It is dated from the second half of the 11th century, according to the inscription of the Leon Rangavas that has been found on a stanchion of the dome.It is a simple four-columned...
Antiques and not only in Abyssinia bazaar every Sunday morning, meet the Greece through its objects.
If there is a performance in the Odeon of Herod Atticus that interests you, don’t think about it; do it. It is an unforgettable experience.
Summertime open-air cinema; a timeless proposal for a pleasant evening. Plus, you can amplify your cinematic experience with a jug of popcorn and a cold beer.
An oasis in the city center offering respite from the urban landscape. Botanical gifts almost beyond cataloguing, water fountains, and serene duck ponds.
Nightly entertainment until dawn. There are venues catering to pretty much any tastes. Be advised, the scene doesn’t really pick up until after midnight. Plan accordingly;
Sunset from Cape Sounion, see the temple of Poseidon lit with the colors of sunset, and dine at unique local fish tavernas.
Archaeological site of Eleusina: although you can no longer participate in the Eleusinian Mysteries that used to take place there, the archaeological site remains worth a visit.
Whether by foot or by cogwheel tram, climb up Lycabettus hill, and gaze upon the city from above.