The National Observatory
Amfiktyonos, Athens, Greece
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The Athens Observatory ! Jan 02, 2012
The National Observatory is a scientific institute for the study of “heavenly bodies” (we don’t think ours qualifies) and seismology. It is located on Nymphon (Pnyx or Pnika) Hill at a height of 107 meters (351ft) above sea level. Its construction began in 1846 and was completed in 1890.
Four institutes are working hand in hand in the National Observatory: the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, the Institute of Geodynamics and the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing.
Links : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Observatory_of_Athens
What around : Theiseio , Arxaia Agora , Kerameikos, Acropoilis Museum , Acropolis , Pnyka .
How to go : Metro Monastiraki or theisio train station .
Tips : Wear shoes with rubber soles as leather ones or sport shoes . Try to visit with daylight !
Opening hours and tickets :
Great Athens panoramic view , And nice picture point for the Acropolis !
The photos are mixed from different visits from 2009-2012 !
P.s. I make the review like a small guide ! I know is more better and easier to read ! If you ask me what I like ? I like all of them and love to be a tourist in my city :)
I am not Historical or a Guide , just explore my city :) . Extra information contact with me :). Thanks for reading !
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