rather does not constitute the special place for summer interruptions,
one and himself the residents of this city seeks with each occasion exit
from the centre. Athens however, is not a place says without fail you
will visit, no for bathroom, but for all what it offers a beautiful megalopolis,
centre of social life and place of culture, history and multiform ejdylljakw'n
landscapes. Moreover, it deserves you make a walk and you know what is
hidden behind her over-populated neighborhoods, the movement of megalopolis
and her hasty citizens.
As we know therefore the more important points of Athens:
SQUARE OF CONSTITUTION.
The centre of city. From here begin all the streets. In a side of square
dominates the Parliament of Democracy of Greeks. ¢grypnoj guardians
tsolja'des with their traditional uniforms and the coordinated movements
of change of guard. And the crowd of pigeons, that you will fearlessly
approach, for few seeds, perhaps. Right is found the National Garden, one
of the lungs of oxygen in in Athens. In the region you will find a lot
of tourist offices that you will organise small, or big campaigns in all
Square Concord. It is the second central point of city, from where pass
big avenues of capital and go through transport to the suburbs. Her current
form is not what better, after becomes the work the Underground. The buildings
that are found round the square entertain mainly enterprises, offices and
From the Constitution, passing opposite from the avenue Vasjlj'ssis Sofia, in
their foot the Lykavittoy', we unfold more richly Athens, Kolonaki. The arjstokratjki'
fame him has to roots from the older years, when, from cause of hill e'htjzan
their mansions the richer residents of Athens. Today in the region froth mainly
the youth and her characteristic are expensive shops, that elect simultaneously
also the fashion of year.
Deserves a walk in the shops and coffee in the square.
The one from most central sy nojkj'es Athens, under the Citadel, gra fj k or
even inalterable old Athens. Here sometimes ht y poy'se your heart prwtey'oy.
Above in the stone steps were built the old neighborhoods, po y si'me ra e'ho
y n are developed, apart from katoj kj'a and y rjstjka'. Here you will walk in
the i's y ha, closely plako'strwta droma'kja po y you metafe'ro y n in other
omor fo'teres seasons. In the street synanti' sete a lot of graphic taverna'kja,
maga zja' with y rjstjka' types, types of popular te' hnis, archaeological space
y s, while as long as more very aniforj'zete, so much more beautiful picture
of Athens you have. The Plate constitutes the eminently y rjstjki' topoc esj'a
prwtey'o y your, epjske'pto ntaj thousands tourists each year, while simultaneously
it constitutes also one from the most beloved parts for walk and djaske'da si
the residents of Attica. Little below is found the Monastira' and, the region
with most old pwlej'a. Here you might b wnj'sete antiques and infrequent trifle.
The western exit from the Monastiraki Thissio leads to the area with great
archaeological interest, restaurants, taverns and cafes along the
railway line, with background and again the imposing citadel. Every Sunday
is the bazaar, the Giousoyroym as a continuation of Monastiraki, where, even
if they do not buy from their stalls, would have made the trip Sunday morning.
AREAS AROUND THE CENTER OF ATHENS
The Athens, because of the huge internal migration from the province because
they offered more job opportunities, began to
is expanding rapidly throughout the basin of Attica, leading to pyknokatoikithoun
and other areas around the center, "Children" in Athens and is therefore
the following areas:
The first extension of the old city, the new city, Naples, the most populous
area of the municipality, with the neighborhoods - Exarhia, Lykavitto, Strefi,
Museum, Panathenaia (from which started in antiquity the procession of Panathenea)
- is a whole city itself, which hosts the largest number of old people, the
large number of students, scientists and artists, the Scope of the Areos, with
Park - lung oxygen, the blister, Patisia, the Athens, and the Gkyzi Tourkovounia,
the Metaxourgeio, the Keramikos, the Botanical Garden in Montreal and the Faculty
of Agriculture, the Cologne, the Sepolia, the Koukaki, the Petralona, the Pangrati,
the Mets, the New World, the Ilisia, all densely populated neighborhoods, separate
municipalities Kaisariani in the foothills of Hymettus, the famous monastery
of Zografou, the Papagou, the Old and New Psychiko.
To the north, the areas are
best picture, why were protokatoikountai because of the green,
in order to avoid the noise of the then nascent megaloupolis.
The result was to build more houses and beautiful houses, proper town planning
and wide streets. These areas are: In Galatsi, the Psychiko, the Filothei,
municipalities behind the Tourkovounia, with the regional road that offers
wonderful views of the entire basin, New Town, New Philadelphia to the zoo,
the Transfiguration, Heraklion The Nea Ionia with a very good market, while
in the northern part of Attica are the Maroussi, the larch, the Kifissia, the
Ekali, the Drosia and New Eritrea, areas designated as the richest in Attica.
Find the municipalities east Papagou, Holargos, Halandri, Aghia Paraskevi,
Penteli, Vrilission and bees, while the municipalities located west Petersburg,
Liosia and Peristeri (with 400 thousand inhabitants, the fourth in size and
population of the municipality
country after Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki), the Haidari, the Egaleo and Agia
Varvara, the Korydallos, the Amfiali, the Bull.
Katiforizontas to the south across the municipalities Byron, Daphne, Kallithea
(with a very good market and Tzitzifies), multiple Ilioupoli with squares,
New Smyrna, Hymettus, areas more open and more
Green, of St. Demetrius.
Athens is located southwest of Piraeus, the largest port in the country and
the municipalities of San AIRentis, Moschato, Keratsini, Drapetsonas, Nice
with the red and the municipality of Perama, which were built primarily as
a place of residence for workers and refugees.
It is worth to visit:
The Greek Parliament. 'A neoclassical building, built as a palace of King
Otto Vafarou king, but in 1933 the Greek parliament houses.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the house, with tsoliades
and guards near the National Gardens (another lung of the city). The Zappeion
Mansion, followed by the National Garden, occupied by the Greek Presidency
and other administrative services of the European Union. The Herodes Atticus,
tangential route in the back of the Garden, where the Maximos Mansion (the
prime ministerial panache roof) and below, the Presidential Palace and the
road comes to the Kalimarmaro Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first Olympics
In Lykavitto, the highest hill town in the center, where you can get with cable
and admire beneath your feet almost the entire basin of Athens. In the top
of the hill dominates the St. George church. Also, here is open and the Lycabettus
theater, where there are all kinds of theatrical and musical events of Greek
and foreign artists. There is also a restaurant and cafe in ESO, and a little
more low you can enjoy the view of the city, drinking coffee, ouzo or beer.
The sun Melathron, onto University, the project Ziller which for many years
housed the services of the Supreme Court, it is now Museum. In Athens still
deserves to go to Sinai Academy, the Kapodistrian University, the Library Valkaneio
onto campus, the Cultural Center building onto College, University, the Archaeological
Museum in Patissia route and the Concert Hall in Dublin route which hosts world
level and scale artistic events. The Rock of the Acropolis is the most important
archaeological site in Greece. The first indications that are inhabited in
the Neolithic Age. Played an important role in Mykinaikous times and in the
early historic era. Today, however, due to the formation Pericles and the arrest
of luminous architecture Iktinou, the genius whose masterpiece is the static,
construction and the artistic personality and the ability to stand still -
2500 thousand years - the skeleton of the
Parthenon, despite the hardships, particularly natural (earthquakes and harsh
climatic effects) and people suffered. The Parthenon painted an even genius
of the era, the sculptor Phidias. Built between the 447 and 432 BC, and suffered
in 1687 when the Venetians blew
powder keg that the Turks were installed inside the temple. It should be noted
the high heroic and aesthetic perception that only the 'Greeks demonstrated
when during the cruel siege and battles with the Turks, preferred to supply
the enemy with ammunition - against them, of course - to stop the Turks besieged
from the destruction of the columns of the temple, columns of whom were taking
the metal in the manufacture of munitions. On the south side of the Acropolis
spreads the theater Dionisio, while west of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, which
is used today for the needs of the Athens Festival, 5000 Positions capacity.
The Areopagus is NW Acropolis, the archaeological site open hill, a little
lower. The top of the isopedomeni served in Ancient Greece in the meetings
House of the Supreme Court.
Ancient Agora was the center of daily life in ancient Athens. Today is the
archaeological site. Near
Ancient Roman Forum in the Library was built Hadrian.
The Philopappos the hill, or the Muses, is open archaeological site across
from the Acropolis.
The small hill opposite the Supreme Court has become known as Pnyx. We met
the Church of the municipality.
The Portal Hadrian built on the principles the 2nd century by Emperor Adriano
and is in the contribution of highways and Olga Amalia. East since the beginning
of the road Aeolus is the Roman Forum that began to be built by Julius Caesar,
but ended by the Roman emperor Trajan and Adriano. 'Outside of the Western
Roman propyl Market was built by astronomer Andronikos, the 1st century BC,
an octagonal tower from pentelic marble raised to date under the name of the
Timetable of Kyrristou Andronikou. It was a kind of meteorological station.
'Perhaps that is why the region later called "Aerides", a name which
is known until today.
In Athens will find many museums in this first of the Acropolis. It is one
of the best in the world, with statues, reliefs, archaic decorations the ancient
temples of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Nike Apterou.
The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Athens Market (Hadrian 24, Thiseiou Square.
Tel:. 3210185), with finds from archaeological excavations in the region, banners,
models of buildings, topography maps, ceramics different eras etc.
The Anthropological - Ethnological Museum (Asia Minor 47, Goudi. Tel:.
7247322) includes collections of
weapons, manufacture and other objects human races from around the world, in
custody in Athens.
The Museum of Atlantis (Praxagora 27, N. World. Tel:. 9214982 9225449) includes
articles on the lost Atlantis, engravings, statues, paintings, folk art, coins,
The Byzantine and Christian Museum (Vas Sofias 22. Tel:. 7211027) with exhibits
covering Palaiochristianiki, Byzantine and Post
The Museum of Byzantine Art (Academy 58) is a private collection of art objects
from the Byzantine era. The Goulandris Museum (Levidi 13, Kifissia. Tel:. 8,015,870)
includes exhibits of Natural History, botanical, entomological, paleontological,
And shellfish. .
The Votanologiko of the National Garden, where you'll find classified, all
Plant the Garden. Housed inside
in the Garden, neoclassical in the north side.
The Museum of Delphic Celebrations Angelos
One and Sikelianou (Karneadou 13
Kolonaki) contains exhibits from the Delphic feasts, clothing, literature,
as the firm and valuable books the poet. The National Archaeological Museum
(Tositsa 1 and Patision.) Includes findings from all points
of the ancient Greek world by
Neolithic Age until the last Roman.
The National Gallery (Avenue King Constantine 50) includes important works
by Greek painters and representative of European painting. Often organized
exhibited leading Greek and foreign painters, sculptors, engravers.
The Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos (Chr. Lada 2), a library, archive documents
(1905 - 1936), photo gallery and personal effects in large 'Greek politician.
Another museum dedicated to the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos is in Freedom
Park (Evzoni 10), with material from the life and work.
The Museum of Greek Folk Art (Kydathinaion 17) includes collections with traditional
costumes, embroidered epitafious, root crosses, wooden stamps, etc. The Museum
of Popular Instruments (Diogenous 1-3, Plaka) includes more than 1,200 officers
and 3,000 volumes of music books.
The Zoological Museum is the University and includes many animal species, and
large and small insects.
The Theater Museum is housed in the Cultural Center of the City of Athens (Academy
50) and includes exhibits from the theater, the historic road between the costumes,
models, posters, portraits and personal belongings actors. The 'Goulandris
Foundation, with exhibits of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art (Neofytou Duke
4) from the 6th century BC by Roman
The Museum of the Holy Image (St. Filothei 21) includes collection of post
images, vestments and rare documents - manuscripts. The Museum of History,
University of Athens (Dome 5, Plaka)
includes rich photographs, letters, diplomas, etc. History and Ethnological
Museum (Old House, Stadium Road near the Constitution. There are documents
of the most important moments of the country, a rich collection of portraits
of the fighters in 1821, historical objects from the time of the Franks, Turks,
Venetians, folklore collection etc. Museum Kanellopoulou (Theory and Panos
Plaka) contains a remarkable private collection
folk art exhibits, a period
from 2500 BC until the authorities
The Museum of Ceramics (Hermes 148) includes findings from the ancient cemetery,
vases, statues, jewelry, clay figurines found in excavations. The Museum Jewel
(Karyatidon 4A), where the
private collection to the Elias Lalaouni
3000 pieces and volumes for 2000
Jewel in art.
The Folklore Collection of Greek Kentrou'Erefnas Aaografias (Ave
Sygrou 129) includes collections
weaving, embroidery, musical instruments, metalwork, woodwork and silversmiths'
The Museum of Modern Athens (St Andrew 5) with rich archival material, period
photographs, maps, costumes and everyday objects.
The Benaki Museum (Vas Sofias Koumbari 1) includes snllogi with Greek art works
from the prehistoric times to the modern era, historical archives and relics,
scenes of modern Greece, and a collection of Victorian Jewelry.
The Numismatic Museum of Athens (Tositsa 1) includes more than 300,000 gold,
silver and bronze coins from the 7th century BC until today.
The Museum of scallops (Pindos 14, Muscat) is a private collection and includes
all kinds of shells, stuffed fish and a wide variety of marine plants.
The Museum Palama (Asklepios 3) housed in the house where the poet lived for
more than 40 years. Here you can find the notes and manuscripts, valuable documents
and correspondence. Rare pieces that had not seen the light of widely publicized.
The Art Gallery of the Municipality of Athens (Piraeus 51), with more than
2,500 works by Greek painters.
The War Museum (Rizari 2) includes exhibits of Greek military history, relics,
weapons, military uniforms, Decorations, flags, paintings, sculptures, etc.
The Museum of Athens (Paparrigopoulou 7, Klafthmonos Square) is housed in a
wonderful neoclassical mansion and contains works by Greek and foreign painters.
The Cultural Center of the City of Athens (Academy 50) houses the Municipal
Gallery and the Athenian Library. The Railway Museum (Siokou 4) includes old
drezines, surveying instruments from the first layout in Greece, locomotives,
the Royal George in the wagon `A, one Turkish wagon, booty from the war in
1912, and a
Tram Beach Piraeus. Then the railway was in the mistic.
The Collection of the Institute of Physics Eugenides (Syngrou Ave 387, Amfithea)
includes objects used in experiments in Physics and Technology. OTE telecommunications
museum (Proteos 25, N Kifissia)
exposed objects and material from the evolution history of telecommunications,
telecommunication systems of seniority and also the first studio of the Greek
television (ERT). Postal Museum in exposed objects and material from the evolution
of the post office in our country, as well as material for philatelists. BYZANTINE
MUSEUMS The Holy Apostoli located in the Ancient Agora, of the oldest churches,
built around the 11th century AD
St. Eleftherios, the 12th century chapel near the Orthodox Cathedral of Athens.
The Saints Square Klafthmonos Theodori, the 11th century.
The Kapnikarea, cross with a dome based on four pillars.
Daphni Monastery, 10 km outside Athens. Estimated to have built in the 6th
The monastery at the foot Kaisariani
the conditions Hymettus, 7 km from the center of Athens.
Athens could be classified as entertainment center, night life and cultural
events. It is the city that never sleeps and combines every kind of entertainment,
for the most demanding visitors and citizens.
Inside the center, but also in surrounding areas, you will find from luxury
restaurants and taverns until ouzeri graphics, which will host Summer in small
yards below the dew of trees and the warmth of colorful flowers. In addition
to the original Greek cuisine You will find restaurants with food from around
Will drink coffee in cafes in the center and squares, while not missing the
neighborhoods traditional cafes and traditional pastry, for fresh material
and ice cream.
There is a bar, pub and discotheque on the night you jamboree. You will find
variety stores with all kinds of music, Greek and foreign, while large tracks
you will have the opportunity to enjoy all your favorite Greek singers. Finally,
operating bouat and taverns with live music.
Athens is concentrated in the most theaters operating in the country, especially
in winter while the summer would enjoy performances and inspections under the
attic sky. There are also cinemas which played all new films and unique phenomenon
in the world are open-air cinemas. In the summer movies will enjoy the most
your favorite movies with the full moon and the stars to light up the sky,
the coolness of the trees.
During the summer, there are many events in Athens and the surrounding regions,
organized by the municipalities and various cultural institutions.
Do not miss events "Sound and Light" that occur every summer in the
Theater of Herodes Atticus the foot of the Acropolis, the concerts at the outdoor
theater on the field and Lycabettus Rocks "Melina Mercouri" and "Krystalleia" in
Penteli. Be sure to obtain the summer program of events and organize your evenings
depending on your disposal. EXCURSIONS - SPORT
In Athens there are many stadiums for football, basketball, tennis, volleyball.
The largest and most new stage is the Olympic Stadium located in Kalogreza.
Groups operating in Kifissia riding. As capital
of the country, the Athens club offers schools and for all kinds of activities.
Can be programmed short trips, but climbing in Parnitha, Hymettus and the term
the Egaleo. From here also begins the transport network in the country so that
you can visit any part of Greece. Special tourist offices We'll organize the
summer and winter excursions.
Finally, for swimming will have to exit several miles from Athens (See rest
of Attica). TRANSPORT
The traffic in Athens is not what is best to present this city. Nevertheless,
there are dozens of bus lines and trolley bus (run on electricity), linking
the center with all its suburbs. The fastest means of transport is at the electrical
connecting Piraeus to Kifissia, crossing the central areas of Athens.
But under construction at the Metro, which is expected to be completed in 2000
and be a breath and the high traffic congestion problem.
Also, many taxi and move Taxi and mini - buses only make journeys in central
parts of Athens.
The Athens linked to the rest of Greece, having started from here all the main
arteries of roads, buses, trains, ships (from Piraeus), and there is currently
in Greek (area of Glyfada) and the airport is located. East for international
transport and west (Olympic) for movements in
within Greece. Under construction is the new airport at Spata
Lykavitto to walk in the view and ouzo, beer.
Delicacies from traditional Greek cuisine.
Shopping in the commercial triangle and the Monastiraki for antiques
In Athens hotels are first, second and third category.