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Acropolis

Athens

The world-famous Acropolis, or Sacred Rock, is a fortified hill towering 156 meters high in the...

Adrianou Street

Athens

Most researchers agree that present-day Adrianou Street, generally has followed the same route...

Areopagus

Athens

The ancient Athenian Supreme Court once occupied this rocky hill. Judging cases from murder and...

Aretoussa’s Cave

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Descending 65 metres into the depths of a rocky hill in Kastella, visitors will find...

Concert Hall

Athens

The Athens Concert Hall is a cultural complex originally founded in 1953 by the Friends of...

Dapia

Spetses

Dapia marks the centre of Spetses city and is the ideal starting point for the exploration....

Destroyer Velos

Palaio Faliro, South Suburbs

The Velos is a destroyer-class vessel that has seen action in many major events in modern Greek...

Egli Cinema

Athens

The Egli Cinema is perhaps the oldest cinema still in operation in Athens....

EKPAZ

Aegina

The Hellenic Wildlife Hospital (EKPAZ) is located in the Metochi area, 10 km from the city of...

ELIA

Athens

Founded in 1980, its primary purpose is the preservation and showcasing of 19th Century...

First Cemetery

Athens

It was created in 1834 on land outside of the city limits, although its first graves now lie...

Gazi Square

Athens

Gazi Square is a stylish touch of modernity that merges perfectly with the past....

Hora of Kythera

Kythera & Antikythera

The capital of Kythera, or Hora as the locals call it, is a picturesque little town maintaining...

Hydra Island

Hydra

The picturesque town of Hydra, the capital and port of the island, has been declared a...

Ionic Centre

Athens

For more than two decades, the center has collaborated with foreign universities, creating...

Koumoundourou Islet

Piraeus, South Suburbs

The location of the last battle between General Archelaos of Pontus and the legions of the...

Metz

Athens

Known for inspiring romance, it has also been known as Pantremenadika, or the "Wedding Land"....

Old Harbour

Spetses

Located two kilometres east of Dapia, the shipyards are still active today....

Omonia Square

Athens

Designed in the 1830s, Omonia Square quickly became one of the major squares in the city....

Omonia Station

Athens

Inaugurated in 1930, the current Omonia station replaced the original station, built in 1895,...

Otto’s Stables

Athens

This beautiful old Athenian building has served as a modern entertainment venue since 1991....

Plaka

Athens

Just beneath the towering Acropolis, Plaka is surrounded by antiquities, Byzantine churches and...

Siraggeio

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Siraggeio (or Paraskevas Cave) is believed to have been a sacred place dedicated to the local...

Syntagma Square

Athens

The numbering of the streets in Athens starts from Syntagma and all distances to major Greek...

Tatoi

Athens

Just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Athens (approximately 30 minutes by car) you will...

The Discobole

Athens

The Discobole (Discus Thrower) won the Gold Medal for sculpture in the Paris Olympic Games of 1924....

The Orphanage

Aegina

Dating from 1828, the orphanage's planning and construction was undertaken by Th. Vallianos....

The Port of Piraeus

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Piraeus is home to the largest port in the eastern Mediterranean and has played a crucial role...

Filopappou Hill

Athens

Named after Philopappos, a Roman consul who loved Athens and grandson of Syrian king Antiochus...

Thission Cinema

Athens

Rated by CNN as the best cinema in the world, Thission Cinema is the oldest summer cinema in Athens....

Thission Square

Athens

While Thission Square is not, strictly speaking, a square, it is definitely the place to be...

Thission Station

Athens

The Athens-Piraeus Electric Subway station in Thission is the oldest metro station in Athens,...

Thon Estate

Athens

The Thon Estate, named after the German courtesan of King George I, was built by Ernst Ziller...

Tobacco factory

Athens

The Public Tobacco Factory at 218 Lenorman Street occupies an entire city block, covering a...

Tumulus of Marathon

East Suburbs, Marathonas

The Tumulus of Marathon is the burial mound of the brave Athenian heroes who gave their lives...

Athens Riviera

East Suburbs, South Suburbs

The Athens Riviera, Attica’s amazing coastline to the south of Athens, resembles the lacy edge...

Municipal Library

North Suburbs

Free entranceThe Municipal Library of Pefki on Afroditi street 4 waw constructed in 2006 in the...

Carnival Events

Poros

With a great concert, a parade of masked people and the well-established "hunt of the lost treasure"....

Christmas Events

Poros

The "Neighborhood of Christmas" awaits young and old residents and visitors every year at the...

Porosea

Poros

3-day sport event which includes swimming, cycling and running, in late May....

George Seferis

Poros

George Seferis, a Nobel laureate poet and one of the most distinguished figures in modern Greek...

Demosthenes

Poros

Antiquity’s most famed orator, Demosthenes was born in Athens in 384 B.C. and opposed Philip of...

Spoon sweets

Poros

One of the most traditional products of Greece is considered to be the jam-like “Spoon sweets”....

olive oil

Poros

The cultivation of olives is dating since ancient times, in the broader northeastern...

Villa Galini

Poros

On the coastal road of Poros, between Mikro Neorion and Aspros Gatos (White Cat), you can see a...

ARZIA CECCOLI

Poros

During the 19th century, tuberculosis decimated young and old, rich and poor. The romantic...

Museums

Athens

Attica & Athens are home to some of the world’s most important and fascinating museums,...

Benaki Museum

Athens

In 2000, the main building re-opened, after years of renovation. The centerpiece of the Benaki...

The Ancient Agora

Athens

During the antiquity, the Ancient Agora was the administrative and trade centre of the city; it...

Zappeion

Athens

Located next to the National Gardens, the Zappeion Mansion, or simply, ‘Zappeion’, as it is...

Stoa of Attalos

Athens

The Stoa of Attalos is the impressive restored building at the eastern side of the Ancient...

Municipal Theatre

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Built between 1881 and 1883, the Piraeus Municipal Theatre was built here, from designs by...

Byzantine Museum

Athens

The Byzantine and Christian Museum on Vasilissis Sofias Street is one of the most important...

Sounion

East Suburbs

Cape Sounion is one of the most photographed landscapes in Greece. The view here is exquisite,...

Syggros Manor

Athens

Syggros Manor is the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs building, which is now located next door....

The Roman Forum

Athens

The Roman Forum is located among the historic Athenian neighbourhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki,...

Numismatic Museum

Athens

Founded in 1834, the Numismatic Museum houses one of the oldest public collections in the world...

Kerameikos

Athens

Kerameikos extends over the area to the west of Ancient Agora, including the major cemetery of...

The Arsakeion

Athens

The imposing Arsakeion Girls School was constructed between 1846 to 1852 by architect, Lysander...

Eleusis

Eleusis, West Suburbs

Eleusis is the ancient sacred town of Attica notorious for the cult of Demeter, goddess of the...

The Old City Hall

Athens

Designed by Panagiotis Kalkos, Old City Hall on Athenas Street was built between 1871 and 1874,...

Aphaia

Aegina

From its perch atop a pine-covered hill on the island of Aegina, the imposing temple of the...

Iliou Melathron

Athens

This impressive three-storey structure on Panepistimiou Street was built between 1878 and 1880...

Vravrona

East Suburbs

Unearthed in the 20th Century, Vravrona is an archaeological site, with an excellent museum and...

Villa Kazoulis

North Suburbs

Built in early last century, and based on designs of an unidentified architect, the Villa...

Tactual Museum

South Suburbs

Founded in 1984, the museum gives the visually impaired, as well as everyone else, the...

Kolona

Aegina

On a hillside above the port of Aegina is located the archaeological site of Kolona, where...

Weiler Building

Athens

Located on the pedestrian street across from the New Acropolis Museum the Weiller Building was...

Aiolou Street

Athens

Three glass pyramids, constructed for the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, mark this historical site....

Blue Building

Athens

The Antonopoulos Flats, or the Blue Building, is a six-storey structure from the 1930s....

Thoricus Theatre

East Suburbs

The ancient theatre at Thoricus is north of Lavrion, almost adjacent to the city. It is the...

The Fethiye Mosque

Athens, Monastiraki

The Fethiye (Conqueror’s) Mosque is one of the few remaining Muslim monuments from the Ottoman...

Ilissos Basilica

Athens

This fifth-century church is dedicated to Saint Leonides, the third-century bishop of Athens....

French Embassy

Athens

Based on designs by Anastasios Metaxas, this beautiful, 19th-century building at 7 Vasilissis...

Syntagma Square

Athens

Findings from two fourth-century-BC burial grounds can be viewed at this outdoor archaeological site....

Kotzia Square

Athens

The site provides evidence of everyday Athenian life from Geometric times until the late Roman era....

Ancient Troezen

Poros

With an acropolis and powerful fortifications, the ancient city of Troezen was located west of...

Ancient Salamis

Salamina

Described in detail by the Roman traveller Pausanias, the ancient city and harbour of Salamis...

War Museum

Athens

In 1964, the Greek state decided to establish a museum to honour those who fought for the Greek...

Plutonian Cave

Eleusis, West Suburbs

The Plutonian Cave was thought to be tied to worship of Pluto, god of the underworld....

ASOEE

Athens

The Economic University of Athens, or ASOEE as it was previously known, was created by the...

Aetionean Gate

Piraeus, South Suburbs

One of the many archaeological sites of Piraeus, the Aetionean Gate, was a great cove of its era....

Dimotiki Scholi

Athens

Located on Adrianou Street in Plaka, the Dimotiki Scholi (Municipal School), was built between...

Palataki Tower

Chaidari, West Suburbs

This 19th-century castellated building is a classic example of romantic historicism, with...

Stathatos Manor

Athens

Built in the late 19th century by Ernst Ziller, the manor was based on plans drawn up in 1895...

Melas Manor

Athens

Due to the sheer size of the completed mansion, the manor quickly gained the reputation as the...

Pallis Manor

Athens

The newer, more glamorous manor is a sample of late Neo-classicism, with its strong eclectic...

Rentis Manor

Athens

Α proponent of neo-academic eclecticism, the architectural trend dominating Europe at the time....

Museum of Traditional Pottery

Athens

Στο Μουσείο Νεώτερης Κεραμικής υπάρχουν μόνιμες εκθέσεις παραδοσιακής κεραμικής και τρία...

Museum Vorres

East Suburbs

The Vorres Museum and its collections pack more than 3,000 years of Greek history into a...

National Gallery

Athens

Established in 1900, the National Gallery moved frequently before settling in its permanent...

Refugee Flats

Athens

Portions of the complex will be kept as a memory of the lives of refugees in the capital....

University Club

Athens

At the corner of Akadimias and Ippokratous Streets, a compact, six-storey building has been...