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Greek National Opera

South Suburbs

The Greek National Opera (GNO) is Greece’s sole opera house. Founded in 1939, the company had been preceded by a 150-year history of a flourishing opera tradition on the Ionian Islands and half a...

Abyssinias Square

Athens

This square takes its name from Emperor Haile Selassie, who supplied financial aid to buy food for refugees in 1922....

Acropolis

Athens

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

Adrianou Street

Athens

Most researchers agree that present-day Adrianou Street, generally has followed the same route for the past 2,500 years....

Areopagus

Athens

The ancient Athenian Supreme Court once occupied this rocky hill. Judging cases from murder and arson to sacrilege, the court even made decisions on new religious ideas....

Aretoussa’s Cave

Piraeus, South Suburbs

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

Athenais Factory

Athens

The old Athenais Factory was erected in 1925 to produce organic silk. Many sections were constructed using reinforced concrete, an innovative material for its time....

Benakeios Library

Athens

Enhanced by exquisite decorative elements, the library is a superb example of Athens’ early 20th century neoclassical architecture....

Commercial Market

Athens

Occupying the region from Syntagma to Omonia and all of the adjacent streets in between, Commercial market is the commercial heart of Athens....

Concert Hall

Athens

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

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 history....

Dora Stratou Dance Theatre

Athens

Τhis unique institution is dedicated to the preservation of traditional Greek dances and original songs from every corner of the country....

Egli Cinema

Athens

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

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EKPAZ

Aegina

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

ELIA

Athens

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

Ethnikos Sports Club

Athens

The original club was founded in 1893, when its athletes and supporting teams abandoned Panellinios and established a new club with high athletic ambitions....

Eynardeion School

Aegina

Next to the Aegina Cathedral is the Eynardeion School, an elegant neoclassical building built in 1830....

First Cemetery

Athens

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

Fokianos Sports Club

Athens

Built in 1878, the Central Gym was located on the same spot as today’s modern gym, next to the city’s old outdoor swimming pool....

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 many of its traditional architectural features....

Hydra Island

Hydra

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

Ionic Centre

Athens

For more than two decades, the center has collaborated with foreign universities, creating educational programs for foreign citizens and Greek youth living abroad....

Kerameikos Metro Station

Athens

Just west of the Technopolis complex is Kerameikos Metro Station, which revealed the most important burial ground in the ancient city during its construction....

Koumoundourou Islet

Piraeus, South Suburbs

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

Lake of Vouliagmeni

South Suburbs

Listed as a natural monument and a protected wetland, the Lake of Vouliagmeni is approximately 24 kilometres from Athens....

Methana Spa Springs

Methana, Poros

The Methana healing springs are the result of intense subterranean processes linked to the Methana Volcano....

Metz

Athens

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

Monument of Lysicrates

Athens

The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates was erected by the choregos Lysicrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances at the Theater of Dionysus....

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, which was located further to the south at the junction of Athinas and Lykourgou Streets....

Otto’s Stables

Athens

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

Panepistimio Metro Station

Athens

Located in front of the University of Athens, this station houses a permanent exhibition of archaeological findings from excavations of large burial grounds....

Phaliron War Cemetery

South Suburbs

Assigned to the British by the Greek state was established by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of the British Army....

Philothei Summer Cinema

North Suburbs

This unique summer cinema is a tangible example of the everyday culture of the Athenians during the post-war years....

Plaka

Athens

Just beneath the towering Acropolis, Plaka is surrounded by antiquities, Byzantine churches and other monuments, providing a glimpse into the city's long, rich history....

Pnyx (The Pnyka)

Athens

The Pnyx was selected as the seat of the Ecclesia and the area of assembly for Athenian citizens due to its unique morphology and size....

Siraggeio

Piraeus, South Suburbs

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

Souvala Spa Springs

Aegina

Previously called Therma, Souvala’s warm sulphuric waters are well known for their healing properties....

Syntagma Square

Athens

The numbering of the streets in Athens starts from Syntagma and all distances to major Greek cities are measured from here as well....

Tatoi

Athens

Just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Athens (approximately 30 minutes by car) you will find what can only be described as paradise on earth....

The Cave of Euripides

Salamina

Located near the village of Peristeria on Salamis island, the entrance to the Cave of Euripides is perched 120 metres above the sea....

The Discobole

Athens

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

The Lemon Tree Forest

Galatas, Poros

The Lemon Tree Forest has been praised for its unique, visceral beauty by a number of artists, such as novelist Kosmas Politis....

The Miaoulis Statue

Hydra

Standing on a plateau above the left bastion of the port is the imposing bronze statue of Andreas Miaoulis....

The Old Chemistry Laboratory

Athens

For over a century the Chemistry Laboratory and the Faculty laboratories of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Athens, have occupied this building on Solonos Street....

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 in Greece’s storied history....

The Presidential Residence

Athens

Built in the late 19th century, the presidential residence was originally intended to be used as the residence of Prince Constantine....

The Theatre of Dionysus

Athens

In the Classical era the Theatre of Dionysus was where Attican drama was taught during the celebration of the Great Dionyssia....

The Tower of the Winds

The Tower of the Winds

Athens

Built by the Greek astronomer Andronicus in the first century BC, the building functioned as a weather vane and sundial....

The Woodbreaker of Philippotis

Athens

Interestingly, though a model of the project was created in 1872, it wasn’t until 1908 that the final sculpture was completed and placed in the gardens....

Filopappou Hill

Athens

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

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 these days....

Thission Station

Athens

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

Thon Estate

Athens

The Thon Estate, named after the German courtesan of King George I, was built by Ernst Ziller at the turn of the 19th century....

Tobacco factory

Athens

The Public Tobacco Factory at 218 Lenorman Street occupies an entire city block, covering a total area of approximately nine acres....

Tumulus of Marathon

East Suburbs, Marathonas

The Tumulus of Marathon is the burial mound of the brave Athenian heroes who gave their lives during the battle of Marathon in 490 BC....

Varvakeios Market

Athens

Built between 1878 and 1886, the Municipal Market came into being after a devastating fire burned the huts of the old market to the ground....

Evangelismos Station

Athens

This subterranean station houses a permanent exhibition of antiquities found in the excavations that were conducted for its construction....

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Athens Riviera

East Suburbs, South Suburbs

The Athens Riviera, Attica’s amazing coastline to the south of Athens, resembles the lacy edge of an embroidered doily 60 kilometres long that begins in Piraeus and ends at the tip of Cape Sounion.......

Culture Center Melina Mercouri

North Suburbs

The Cultural Center Melina Mercouri is in the model Solar Village and is its cultural core. In this space are conducted many cultural activities as well as dancing classes for adults and children....

Municipal Library

North Suburbs

Free entranceThe Municipal Library of Pefki on Afroditi street 4 waw constructed in 2006 in the area of the former factory of fabrics. The chimney of the old building was characterized as...

Monastery of Agia Irini Chrysovalanto

North Suburbs

The Monastery of Agia Irini in Lykovrissi Athens, was built in 1930 after her wish and there is her miraculous icon. Agia is responsible for many miracles mainly about fertility problems, shown...

Municipal Theatre of Pefki

North Suburbs

The Municipal Theater of Pefki is on Eleftherios Venizelos street 17, it was founded in 1999 and inaugurated in September 2002. It is a space 453 seats combining aesthetics with modern technology...

The Poros Archaeological Museum

Poros

The Poros Archaeological Museum is located on Koryzi Square. It was founded by Christos Fourniadis, an archaeology buff who made it his mission to rescue and preserve Trizinias’s antiquities....

The Temple of Poseidon

Poros

The Temple of Poseidon has been dated to around 520 B.C. The peripteral structure was built in the Doric style, with six columns on its narrow sides and twelve on its long sides. It was one of...

Poros Folkloric Museum

Poros

The Poros Folkloric Museum was lovingly created by the members of the Poros Women’s Cultural Association ‘Poriotissa’ founded in 2003 and is included in the association’s founding charter....

Zoodohos Pigi Monastery

Poros

The 18th-century Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi, or means life-giving spring, is located about four kilometers from Poros Town on a pine-covered slope and is a unique example of island monastery...

Agios Georgios Church

Poros

The cathedral of Agios Georgios marks the center of Poros Town’s upper sector. The oldest surviving written reference to the church is in the 1828 census under Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias, who...

Russian Naval Base

Poros

The Russian Naval Base (Rossikos) was built amphitheatrically along a picturesque bay west of the island’s harbor. After the end of the Russo-Turkish war, Poros’s sheltered harbor served as the...

The Clock Tower

Poros

The iconic Poros clock tower (roloi) was built in 1927 with a donation by Ioannis H. Papadopoulos, a member of Parliament representing Trizina. His gift included the clock mechanism, which was...

The Dana Lighthouse

Poros

The Dana Lighthouse standing at the mouth of the Poros channel was built in 1870 by the French Society of Ottoman Lighthouses. It is one of the prettiest stone-built square lighthouses in Greece...

Poros Arts Festival

Poros

A series of cultural events during July (concerts, photography and painting exhibitions, theater, dance, cinema)....

Alexandros Koryzis

Poros

Born 1885 on Poros, Alexandros Koryzis came from a background of privilege. Both his grandfather and his father were politicians; his father was elected to Parliament three times and served as...

Carnival Events

Poros

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

“Lemon Tree” Festival

Poros

Cultural events at the end of July. Revival of old local customs, exhibition with local products, concerts (co-organizing with the Women's Cultural Association "Poriotissa")....

Traditional Boat Show

Poros

In the beginning of May or October each year, Poros welcomes traditional and classic boats, with a rich cultural program on the sidelines of the boat show....

“Synoriaka” of Modern Greece

Poros

Cultural events during the last weekend of August at the port, celebrating the anniversary of the determination of the first Greek borders, in Poros in 1828. The events aim at establishing Poros...

International Piano Festival

Poros

Professors and students from all over the world participate in piano recitals in late August, including the great full-moon recital in the archaeological site of the ancient temple of Poseidon....

Christmas Events

Poros

The "Neighborhood of Christmas" awaits young and old residents and visitors every year at the Town Hall Square, with concerts, games and treats from nearby shops....

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 literature, has strong links to Poros. His work Kichli (The Thrush, 1947) was inspired by a small...

Demosthenes

Poros

Antiquity’s most famed orator, Demosthenes was born in Athens in 384 B.C. and opposed Philip of Macedon’s expansionism in southern Greece. Demosthenes sought with his Philippic orations to...

Ioannis Kapodistrias

Poros

The first governor of the newly established Greek State. In January of 1828 he arrived in Poros and temporarily established his temporary government, staying in the Kolokouvaros family house....

Konstantinos Parthenis

Poros

Konstantinos Parthenis is ranked among the 20th century’s most distinguished Greek painters. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1878, Parthenis first visited Poros in 1903 and returned to the island...

Spoon sweets

Poros

One of the most traditional products of Greece is considered to be the jam-like “Spoon sweets”. This way the housewives, were preserving fruits and nuts left-overs from harvests, by keeping them...

olive oil

Poros

The cultivation of olives is dating since ancient times, in the broader northeastern Peloponnese and the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Indicative is the reference made by ancient traveler...

Villa Galini

Poros

On the coastal road of Poros, between Mikro Neorion and Aspros Gatos (White Cat), you can see a red house. Villa Galini is an elegant neoclassical villa that hosted writers and artists. The house...

ARZIA CECCOLI

Poros

During the 19th century, tuberculosis decimated young and old, rich and poor. The romantic writers of the last century give us an almost fictional image through their literature about the illness...

Acropolis Museum

Athens

With an underground station conveniently located at its front entrance, the new Acropolis Museum is home to the most important artefacts found on the ‘sacred rock’....

Museums

Athens

Attica & Athens are home to some of the world’s most important and fascinating museums, testimony to its long and prominent role in world history....

Benaki Museum

Athens

In 2000, the main building re-opened, after years of renovation. The centerpiece of the Benaki Museum, it aims to present the historical and cultural development of Hellenism within its...

The Ancient Agora

Athens

During the antiquity, the Ancient Agora was the administrative and trade centre of the city; it was this specific function that gave the location its name, which means "marketplace"....

Zappeion

Athens

Located next to the National Gardens, the Zappeion Mansion, or simply, ‘Zappeion’, as it is called by the locals, is one of the most impressive and important historical buildings in Athens....

Cycladic Art Museum

Athens

The Cycladic Art Museum, located near Syntagma Square at 4 Neophytou Douka Street, houses the world’s largest collection of artefacts of Cycladic and Greek art....

Stoa of Attalos

Athens

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

Municipal Theatre

Piraeus, South Suburbs

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

Byzantine Museum

Athens

The Byzantine and Christian Museum on Vasilissis Sofias Street is one of the most important Byzantine and post-Byzantine museums in the world, with over 25,000 objects dating from the 2nd century...

Sounion

East Suburbs

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

Syggros Manor

Athens

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

Maritime Tradition Museum

Piraeus, South Suburbs

The Greek Maritime Tradition Museum is a non-profit organization that celebrates Greece’s maritime history and traditions....

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Athens

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, or the Irodeion as it is called today, was built on the south-western slope of the rock of the Acropolis during the Roman era, by the Athenian magnate Herod Atticus....

The Roman Forum

Athens

The Roman Forum is located among the historic Athenian neighbourhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki, and was built during the rule of the Roman Emperor Augustus....

The Bank of Greece

Athens

Occupying an entire city block, the magnificent Bank of Greece building was facadeconstructed in the 1930’s....

Numismatic Museum

Athens

Founded in 1834, the Numismatic Museum houses one of the oldest public collections in the world and contains over 500,000 coins and medals dating from the 14th century BC until today....

Kerameikos

Athens

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

The Arsakeion

Athens

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

National Museum of Contemporary Art

Athens

Temporarily located in the National Conservatory near Rigillis Square, the National Museum of Contemporary Art will soon return to Sygrou Avenue, on the site of a converted brewery....

Eleusis

Eleusis, West Suburbs

Eleusis is the ancient sacred town of Attica notorious for the cult of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, as well as the popular Eleusinian Mysteries (a hope for life after death)....

The Old City Hall

Athens

Designed by Panagiotis Kalkos, Old City Hall on Athenas Street was built between 1871 and 1874, during the mayoralty of Panagis Kyrakos....

Bouboulina Museum

Bouboulina Museum

Athens

About 100 metres behind the port of Dapia in the residence of Laskarina Bouboulina, heroine of the Revolution of 1821, lies the Bouboulina Museum....

Aphaia

Aegina

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

Iliou Melathron

Athens

This impressive three-storey structure on Panepistimiou Street was built between 1878 and 1880 for distinguished German businessman and amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann....

Hydra History Archives Museum

Hydra

Located on the eastern side of the port a short distance from the coastguard headquarters, this museum was originally given to the municipality in 1918 and later transferred to the Greek state by...

Vravrona

East Suburbs

Unearthed in the 20th Century, Vravrona is an archaeological site, with an excellent museum and an impressive natural environment, the stream of Erassinos crossing the area....

Hellenic Maritime Museum

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Founded in 1949, the Hellenic Maritime Museum has operated since 1971 from its current location at the edge of the Freatida Cove....

GAEA Centre at the Goulandris Museum

North Suburbs

Founded in collaboration with London’s Natural History Museum, this contemporary museum in Kifissia houses state-of-the-art interactive exhibits covering a wide variety of environmental themes....

Medieval Castle of Kythera

Kythera & Antikythera

With its panoramic view of the Aegean, Cretan and Ionian Seas, the castle once controlled the sea lanes of antiquity....

Villa Kazoulis

North Suburbs

Built in early last century, and based on designs of an unidentified architect, the Villa Kazoulis is one of the most characteristic buildings in Athens....

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Herakleidon Museum

Athens

Opened on the eve of the 2004 Olympic Games, the Herakleidon Experience in Visual Arts showcases cutting-edge work by new and established artists....

Archaeological Museum of Eleusis

West Suburbs

Located near the Lycurgan cross-wall that separated the ancient sacred site from the main city of Eleusis, this small museum is the result of a large archaeological excavation....

Hadrian’s Library

Athens

On Areos Street, opposite the entrance to the Monastiraki Metro Station, lies the archaeological site of Hadrian’s Library....

St Nicholas of Pallon

South Suburbs

The archaeological site is placed on Marni street at the area of Kavouri. The remains have showed a constant activity from the classical to the byzantine ages....

Calatrava Footbridge

North Suburbs

The 94-metre Calatrava Footbridge, on Mesogeion Avenue, is located just outside the Katehaki metro station....

Ramnous Archaeological Site

East Suburbs, Marathonas

Prospering over the centuries, the area had been continuously inhabited since Neolithic times, and held a vital strategic position in Attica’s defence....

The National Theatre

Athens

The National Theatre on Agiou Konstantinou street, near Omonia Square, was built to meet the city's need for a new theatre....

Jewelry Museum Lalaounis

Jewelry Museum Lalaounis

Athens

Founded in 1993 by a renowned family of jewellers, the museum officially opened in 1994. Housed in a 1930s building on Kallisperi Street, the facility was previously home to the family’s workshops....

Akademia Platonos

Athens

Akademia Platonos, an Athenian neighbourhood having experienced intense industrial and residential development....

Kostis Palamas Building

Athens

Known to Athenians as the "Kostis Palamas" building, this stunning, renovated building at the junction of Akadimias and Massalias Streets, has a long history....

Tactual Museum

South Suburbs, Spetses

Founded in 1984, the museum gives the visually impaired, as well as everyone else, the opportunity to literally feel the greatness of ancient Greece....

Kolona

Kolona

Aegina

On a hillside above the port of Aegina is located the archaeological site of Kolona, where nearly all periods of the island’s long history are represented – from the Neolithic remains of private...

Weiler Building

Athens

Located on the pedestrian street across from the New Acropolis Museum the Weiller Building was designed and built in 1836,to house the Army Hospital....

Archaeological Museum of Poros

Poros

Given to the Greek state by the family of former Prime Minister Koryzis in 1941, the museum was built in the 1960s at the site of the old Koryzis residence....

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....

Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Covering some 1,400 square metres, the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus houses an amazing array of artefacts, dating from prehistoric times to the early Christian era....

Thoricus Theatre

East Suburbs

The ancient theatre at Thoricus is north of Lavrion, almost adjacent to the city. It is the oldest theatre discovered to date, dated a the end of the Archaic era, between 525 and 480 b.C....

Technical University

Athens

The ‘Metsoveion’ Technical University of Athens was established in 1836, and is Greece’s oldest technical educational institution....

Archaeological Museum of Vravrona

East Suburbs

Built in the late 1960s to house artefacts from excavations at the sanctuary of Artemis in Vravrona, this small museum is located less than one kilometre from the Vravron archaeological site....

The Fethiye Mosque

Athens, Monastiraki

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

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 Sofias Street is a good example of late neoclassicism....

Syntagma Square

Athens

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

Gennadius Library

Athens

The Gennadius Library is located on Souidias Street in Kolonaki, opposite the American School of Classical Studies....

Tzistarakis Mosque

Athens

Built in 1759 by the governor Tzistarakis during the second period Ottoman occupation (1689-1821), the Tzistarakis Mosque is one of the few Muslim monuments remaining in Athens....

Kotzia Square

Athens

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

Rex Cinema and Theatre Hall

Athens

Located at the lower section of Panepistimiou Street, The "Rex" Cinema and Theatre Hall was built in the mid 1930’s and was considered to be the first "skyscraper" in Athens....

Socrate’s Prison

Athens

This rock cave, its entrance covered with iron bars, is believed by many to be where Socrates spent his final hours before drinking the fatal poison....

Estia Newspaper Building

Athens

Constructed in 1876, this eye-catching building has been home to the offices and printing facilities of the Estia newspaper for 140 years, a testament to the publication’s success....

The Averof Battleship

Athens

Built in Italy and bought by the Greek government in 1909, this 10,000-ton armoured cruiser boasted the most modern weaponry of its time....

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Ancient Troezen

Poros

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

Old National Press House

Athens

Known as the Royal Press House until 1863, this building, constructed between 1834 and 1835, was based on plans by Bavarian architect Hoffer....

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Ancient Salamis

Salamina

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

National Research Foundation

Athens

The National Research Foundation is a private, non-profit institution, promoting multi-disciplinary research in the sciences and humanities....

War Museum

Athens

In 1964, the Greek state decided to establish a museum to honour those who fought for the Greek independence throughout its long history....

Plutonian Cave

Eleusis, West Suburbs

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

Cross-Wall Tower in Troezen

Poros

Nearby, an imposing defence tower, known as the ‘Palace of Theseus’, offers a view of Vidi beach where Greek ships once harboured on the eve of the naval battle of Salamis....

ASOEE

Athens

The Economic University of Athens, or ASOEE as it was previously known, was created by the Venizelos government in 1919....

Electrical Railway Museum

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Established in 2005, the Electric Railways Museum is located inside the Piraeus metro station and houses over 2,000 exhibits and 3,000 books, all covering the history of the electric railway in Greece....

The Ancient Walls of Piraeus

Piraeus, South Suburbs

After their definitive victory over the Persians in the Battle of Plataea, the Athenians fortified the city of Athens and the central harbour, Piraeus, with strong walls....

Panteion University

South Suburbs

Opened in 1927 as the School of Political Sciences, the institution was renamed 'Panteion School of Political Sciences' in 1931....

Epigraphic Museum

Athens

The Epigraphical Museum is overseen by the Ministry of Education. It displays over 14,000 ancient Greek inscriptions describing every aspect of private and public life; they form a key basis of...

Frissiras Museum

Athens

Founded in 2000 by Vlassis Fryssiras, this museum of contemporary art is housed in two beautiful neoclassical buildings on Monis Asteriou Street in Plaka....

Aetionean Gate

Piraeus, South Suburbs

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

Centre for Asia Minor Studies

Athens

Housed in an impressive building on Kydathineon street in Plaka, the Centre for Asia Minor Studies sits opposite the Byzantine Church of Metamorphosi....

Goulandris Museum of Natural History

North Suburbs

The Goulandris Museum of Natural History is a non-profit charitable foundation, dedicated to the study, preservation and protection of Greece’s natural environment....

Georgios Drossinis Museum

North Suburbs

Dedicated to the Greek poet, writer, journalist and social activist Georgios Drossinis, this museum is located in the centre of Kifissia, where the poet lived in later years....

Dimotiki Scholi

Athens

Located on Adrianou Street in Plaka, the Dimotiki Scholi (Municipal School), was built between 1875 and 1876....

Hellenic Air Force Museum

Athens

Showcasing the century-long history of the Hellenic Air Force, from the Balkan Wars to the present, the museum also exhibits military aircraft from around the world....

Palataki Tower

Chaidari, West Suburbs

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

History and Folklore Museum

Aegina

Housed in a neoclassical building in Aegina, this former residence of scholar Panagis Iriotis was given to the municipality of Aegina by his daughter, Polymnia....

Kleanthi Residence

Athens

The Kleanthi-Schaubert or the Old University, is in a high part of Plaka, in Tholou Street and is a very old building (probably from the 17th century)....

Hellenic Motor Museum

Athens

The Hellenic Motor Museum is situated in the heart of Athens near the National Archaeological Museum, in the Athenian Capitol cultural, leisure and commercial complex....

Vouros-Eftaxias Residence

Athens

The twin building complex on Paparrigopoulou street, in Klafthmonos square, housing the Museum of the City of Athens comprises the Dekozi-Vouros and the Eftaxias Residences....

Jewish Museum of Greece

Athens

The Jewish Museum of Greece was founded in 1977 by the Jewish community of Athens. Housed at the  Melidoni Street Synagogue, this small museum contains objects from World War II and the everyday...

The Benizelos Family Mansion

Athens

The mansion of the notorious family of Benizelos who lived in Athens during the years of the Ottoman occupation, was build during the 16th century....

Kifissia Archaeological Collection

North Suburbs

Opened in 2004, the Kifissia Archaeological Collection is located in a 1930s house, with exhibits on the main floor and an archaeological laboratory below ground level....

Sotirios Anargyros Mansion

Spetses

Built in 1904, neo-Classical building was financed by Sotirios Anargyros, a native of Spetses, who lived and prospered in 19th Century America, a personal friend of El. Venizelos....

Melina Merkouri Art and Concert Hall

Hydra

Named in honour of Greek actress and politician Melina Merkouri, the Art and Concert Hall of Hydra is located on the port’s promenade, just west of the statue of Andreas Miaoulis....

Stathatos Manor

Athens

Built in the late 19th century by Ernst Ziller, the manor was based on plans drawn up in 1895 for an expatriate merchant from Ithaca named Stathatos....

Museum of Greek Children’s Art

Athens

Located in a 19th-century building at 9 Kodrou Street in Plaka, the Museum of Greek Children’s Art is easily accessible from the metro stations serving the area near Syntagma Square....

Lykiardopoulos Building

Athens

An important example of Eclecticism, the five-floor building follows all modern trends of the time, incorporating many Art Deco elements....

Melas Manor

Athens

Due to the sheer size of the completed mansion, the manor quickly gained the reputation as the largest and most expensive private building of the era....

OTE Telecommunications Museum

North Suburbs

Explore exhibits highlighting the crucial role of telecommunications in Greek history. You’ll find all of man’s remote communication attempts explained here: from antiquity to the age of the...

Pallis Manor

Athens

The newer, more glamorous manor is a sample of late Neo-classicism, with its strong eclectic influences, and heavy, elaborate decorations....

Ilion Folklore Museum

West Suburbs

The Ilion Folklore Museum, which opened in 1997, displays an extensive collection of traditional Greek costumes, photographs, maps, domestic utensils, clay tools, glass, and other everyday items...

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 εργαστήρια: ένα χωρίς τροχό, ένα με χειροκίνητο τροχό και ένα με ποδοκίνητο τροχό....

Serpieri Mansion

Athens

Standing at the corner of Panepistimiou and Edward Law Streets is the headquarters of the Agricultural Bank of Greece, a neoclassical building of the 19th century....

Museum Vorres

East Suburbs

The Vorres Museum and its collections pack more than 3,000 years of Greek history into a six-acre complex of buildings, courtyards and gardens....

National Gallery

Athens

Established in 1900, the National Gallery moved frequently before settling in its permanent home on Vasilos Konstantinou and Vasilissis Sofias Streets....

Parnassos Society Mansion

South Suburbs

The mansion of the Philological Association of Athens 'Parnassus' in Karytsi Square was built in 1890 from designs by army engineer Iphicrates Kokkidis....

Gyzis Neoclassical Building

Chaidari, West Suburbs

Located within a special landscaped area of 8.5 acres, this neoclassical building is the guest house of the Palataki Mansion....

Panos Aravantinos Museum of Set Design

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Housed at the Municipal Theatre, this museum’s main entrance is on Ag. Konstantinou Street. Bequeathed to the municipality of Piraeus by artist Panos Aravantinos upon his premature death in 1930...

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Peiraios Street Cultural Centre

Athens

The multi-dynamic Peiraios Street Cultural Centre is an industrial building of the 1960’s transformed into a modern museum space, which includes a central atrium, a 400-seat amphitheatre,...

Piraeus Municipal Gallery

Piraeus, South Suburbs

Opened in 1957, the Piraeus Municipal Gallery features theatrical costumes, photographs, programmes, and other theatrical material. While its permanent home at the Old Post Office is currently...

Athens Eye Hospital

Athens

Construction began here in 1847 under King Otto’s rule. Located at the corner of Panepistimiou and Sina Streets, it was based on designs by Theophile Hansen....

Sarogleio Building

Athens

The Sarogleio Building, constructed between 1928 and 1932 at the corner of Vasilissis Sofias and Rigillis Streets, has a rather interesting history....

Spathareio Shadow Theatre Museum

North Suburbs

Working in collaboration with the municipality of Maroussi, the famous shadow-theatre artist Eugene Spatharis created a permanent home for Karagiozis (a traditional figure in Greek folklore)....

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Al. Kondopoulos Museum

North Suburbs

From 1967 to 1975, this unique museum in Agia Paraskevi was home to Alekos Kondopoulos (1904-1975), a 20th-century artist and leader of the Greek struggle for liberation....

Refugee Flats

Athens

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

Poulopoulos Factory

Athens

Τhis superb example of industrial architecture of the time, was constructed of curved stone with neoclassical elements, openings with pilasters, Doric order columns, and a tiled roof....

Andreas Syngros Hospital

Athens

Since its founding, the hospital has continually expanded its services, gradually evolving into a general hospital specialising in gynaecology and cardiology....

Alexandra Maternity Home

Athens

Since its founding, the hospital has continually expanded its services, gradually evolving into a general hospital specialising in gynaecology and cardiology....

Hippokrateion Hospital

Athens

After the war of 1964-1966, an eight-storey building was constructed behind the old complex, and now houses most of the hospital's services....

Areteion Hospital

Athens

Owned by the University of Athens, this hospital on Vasilissis Sofias Street was designed by Elias Aggelopoulos and Ioannis Ioannou, and built between 1896 and 1898....

University Club

Athens

At the corner of Akadimias and Ippokratous Streets, a compact, six-storey building has been home to the University Club for more than 80 years....

Eginition Hospital

Athens

Named in honor of Eginition, a highly respected pioneer in the field of medicine, the hospital originally housed neuropsychiatric facilities....