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“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")....

“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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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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.......

Benakeios Library

Athens

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

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 Town Hall Square, with concerts, games and treats from nearby shops....

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....

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....

Dapia

Spetses

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

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...

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....

Evangelismos Station

Athens

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

Eynardeion School

Aegina

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

Filopappou Hill

Athens

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

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....

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...

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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...

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'....

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....

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....

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....

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...

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....

Lycabettus

Athens

Mount Lycabettus is the tallest hill in Athens, offering a panoramic view of the entire basin....

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"....

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...

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....

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...

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...

Old Harbour

Spetses

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

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...

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....

Poros Arts Festival

Poros

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

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....

Porosea

Poros

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

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...

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....

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...

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 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...

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 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 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 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...

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....

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....

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....

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....

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...