The Attractions of Athens !

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Just get in the back page to read some more things :)

For all attractions ! The history , the addresses , tickets, open hours and etc are self checking and cross-check with various local Greek internet sites ! About prices are from 2011 !

Wrote : Also all the reviews will have the same date because want everything in the same travel journey page and because many of the places I visited couple of times :) Sometimes I will have mix date personal photo collection ! In my review I will be more specialize and I will give you many details about period, prices or something else ! And don't forget if you want to ask me for any extra  just ask , always answer  and helping :)

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Here you will found almost all the Athens things to do and see !

More specified about ancient Athens , about culture ,some happenings, nice walks , sights , attractions , some town tips and etc !  But as I said I can help you for any information about my living city :)

The names of attractions are the original Greek names ! Also edit any wrong addresses from other TB members because checking online Athens net map ! If any extra help I am available for you !

All of the photos capture between 2009 until 2012 with my Nikon dslr camera  ! Older pictures will be add only if I don't have newer or prohibited to make shoots like the new Acropolis museum !

New reviews will coming asap !

The follow note will be add in each of my review !

P.s. Just a small note ! I make the review like a small guide with different sections , 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 explorer :) . Extra information contact with me :). Thanks for reading !

autumn_traveler says:
Very informative for my upcoming trip! Thanks :)
Posted on: Jul 21, 2014
Johnpro says:
Thank you too Elena :)
Posted on: Feb 28, 2013
elenastep5 says:
Thank you! Very useful information!!!
Posted on: Feb 27, 2013
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Ancient rock with Great view !
History : This Hill of the Supreme Court was the seat of the supreme court of ancient Athens. Kings of Mycenaean rule are buried in long tombs alon… read entire review
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Lusikrates .
History : Monument of Lysicrates, built in 334 BC in the form of a small circular temple. It was erected to commemorate the greater Dionysos series… read entire review
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Great Building !
History : The Zappeion structure, built in 1874-78 by Hemophilia von Hansen, was funded by the Greco-Rumanian cousins Zappas as an exhibition hall.… read entire review
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Hadrian's Arch
History : Hadrian's Arch was constructed in 131 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as part of a wall separating the old and new cities of Athens. On t… read entire review
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The Athens Island without Sea !
History : The most surprising section in Plaka is Anafiotika. It is located directly under the north section of the Acropolis. It is said that the … read entire review
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Herodeion or Odeon of Herodes Atticus !
History : It was the third odeion to be built in Athens 160-157 AD after the Odeion of Perikles and that of Agrippa. It was erected by Herodes in m… read entire review
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The Stoa of Eumenes !
History : The stoa of Eumenes This stoa was the largest construction on the southern slope of the Acropolis being 162 meter (150 yards) long. It ra… read entire review
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Long-Lived Neighborhood of Athens !
Plaka is the area between Psirri, Syntagma square and Monastiraki. A labyrinth of small streets full of souvenir shops, little squares with cool terra… read entire review
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Acropolis !
History : The history of the Acropolis is long enough , so I will give you a breath review and some links if you want more information ! And of cou… read entire review
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Great panoramic view !
History & Review : Despite its prominence very little is known about the history of the hill, and ancient Greek writers rarely mentioned Lykavittos… read entire review
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Nice walk !
History : The Hill of the Muses, south-west of the Acropolis and with a view that sweeps from the Saronic Gulf to the Argolic Hills, is now known a… read entire review
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The Athens Observatory !
History : The National Observatory is a scientific institute for the study of “heavenly bodies” (we don’t think ours qualifies) and seismolog… read entire review
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The Tower of the Winds or horologion (timepiece)
History : In the first half of the first century BC, a water clock was constructed near the east end of the Roman Agora by the astronomer Andronico… read entire review
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The Roman Agora
History : East of the Ancient Agora a new agora was built by the Athenians in the first century BC. It is the Roman Agora or agora of Caesar and Au… read entire review
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Ancient Agora !
History : It was an area of political gatherings and commercial transactions, the locus of the administration and of justice, a religious and intel… read entire review
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The Bema on Pnyx or Hill Pnyx or Pnika
History : The hill of Pnyx is located about 500 meters (1640ft) west of the Acropolis. It is a spacious, semi-circular terrace, artificially lev… read entire review
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The very first theatre in the world !
History : The Theatre of Dionysos was the very first theatre in the world. It also was the place were works of the famous classic drama writers were … read entire review
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Plato's Academy
History : Academy was a suburb of Athens named after the hero Academos or Ecademos. The site was continuously inhabited from the prehistoric period… read entire review
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Mosque Traditional Pottery !
History : Monastiraki Square is the hub of life around here and the main street leading off takes one to narrow streets with a thousand artifacts t… read entire review
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The Temple of the Olympian Zeus !
History : The Olympeion , also know as The Temple of the Olympian Zeus is located on V.Olgas Avenue, about 500 meters (1640ft) south-east of the Ac… read entire review
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The Neoclassical Trilogy !
History : The Academy, the University and the National Library, representing the ambitious attempts by the 19th century architects to endow the cit… read entire review
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The ancient cemetery of Athens !
History : Kerameikos was named after the community of the potters (kerameis) who occupied the whole area along the banks of river Eridanos. The … read entire review
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The must see Athens Museum !
History : The design by New Yorker Bernard Tschumi, born 25 January 1944 in Lausanne, Switzerland, in partnership with the Athens architect Michael… read entire review
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Small but beautiful Museum !
History : The Kerameikos Museum was built in 1937 to the designs of H. Johannes with funding of Gustav Oberlaender. Thanks to the financial support… read entire review
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The Sunday !
Looks like a grand open bazaar and it’s like as it looks ! Happen every Sunday and most of the peoples are ragman , scavengers and e.t.c. It’s … read entire review
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Hadrian’s Library
History and review : Next to Monastiraki square and just a little west of the Roman Agora you will find Hadrian’s Library, built in 132 AD by the Ro… read entire review
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The Flea Market !
Monastiraki (little monastery) is an old part of Athens which nestles under the ancient Acropolis. Monastiraki Square is the hub of life around here a… read entire review
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The first Olympic Game Stadium !
History : It has withheld the test of time, and is one of the few ancient stadiums to host significant international modern sports and cultural event… read entire review
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A piece of green in the heart of Athens !
History : The National Garden Behind the parliament you will find the 15,5 hectares big and magnificent National Garden This beautiful park used t… read entire review
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The Tsoliades (President Guards)
History : You will find the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament on Amalias Avenue and Syntagma Square. Its central part, cre… read entire review
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Syntagma Square .
History : Otherwise known as Constitution Square, Syntagma Square is a very significant area that you will probably encounter several times during … read entire review
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The Greek Parliament
History : The Greek Parliament . When first built in 1843, today’s Parliament building (the Vouli) was designed as an imposing palace for impo… read entire review
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