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TAKE A WALK AT THE CITY'S HILLS

Lycabettus Hill: Lycabettus, a limestone rock 277 meters in height, is the city’s highest hill, offering panoramic views. On the slopes of a beautiful pine forest, it is ideal for quiet walks, picnics and relaxation while at the top you can have a drink at the cafe or the restaurant. On the hill’s NW slope, the outdoor theatre of Lycabettus offers concerts and theatrical performances. Alternatively, you can reach the top using the small funicular railway.

TAKE A WALK TO PLAKA

At the foot of the Acropolis rock lies Plaka, Athens’ oldest neighborhood, with narrow streets leading you to surprising ancient monuments. In the Turkish hamam, the beautiful Byzantine churches and the numerous tavernas, the heart of the city has been beating from ancient times. Walking among the old houses with their small yards full of flowers and plants, your footsteps will lead you to the Anafiotika quarter, reminiscent of the Cyclades.

DISCOVER THE MONSTIRAKI TREASURES

Narrow streets, numerous shops and an endless variety of heterogeneous wares, Monastiraki is a real feast for the visitor’s eyes. Antiques, old books, memorabilia, vintage clothing and anything else you care to imagine, may be found there. Dozens of cafes and tavernas dot its charming streets.

TAKE A WALK AT THE CITY'S HILLS

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Lycabettus Hill: Lycabettus, a limestone rock 277 meters in height, is the city’s highest hill, offering panoramic views. On the slopes of a beautiful pine forest, it is ideal for quiet walks, picnics and relaxation while at the top you can have a drink at the cafe or the restaurant. On the hill’s NW slope, the outdoor theatre of Lycabettus offers concerts and theatrical performances. Alternatively, you can reach the top using the small funicular railway.
Cable Car: End of Plutarchou street, Kolonaki
Philopappos Hill: On the way up the hill, note the underground dwelling, long identified as Socrates’ prison. The hill is dominated by Philopappos’ Roman monument (116 AD). From the hill’s peak, enjoy the breath-taking view of the Acropolis, the Hymetus Mountain and the sea. Walk to the quaint church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris and its enchanting cafe.

TAKE A WALK TO PLAKA

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At the foot of the Acropolis rock lies Plaka, Athens’ oldest neighborhood, with narrow streets leading you to surprising ancient monuments. In the Turkish hamam, the beautiful Byzantine churches and the numerous tavernas, the heart of the city has been beating from ancient times.
Walking among the old houses with their small yards full of flowers and plants, your footsteps will lead you to the Anafiotika quarter, reminiscent of the Cyclades.

Where
Metro station “Acropolis”

DISCOVER THE MONSTIRAKI TREASURES

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Narrow streets, numerous shops and an endless variety of heterogeneous wares, Monastiraki is a real feast for the visitor’s eyes. Antiques, old books, memorabilia, vintage clothing and anything else you care to imagine, may be found there. Dozens of cafes and tavernas dot its charming streets.


Where
Access: Subway station “Monastiraki”
A WALK TO THE NATIONAL GARDEN

Near the Parliament building stretches the vast and beautiful National Gardens, a true oasis in the heart of the city. The gardens were created by Queen Amalia and designed by the German landscape architect Schmidt. The park is open all day long. Enjoy some moments of relaxation in its shady setting, before continuing your urban exploration.

A RIDE ON THE PARALIAKΙ

Cruise along Athens’ Sunset Boulevard. From the ancient port of Piraeus to Cape Sounion a coastal motorway takes you on a gentle ride along the beautiful littoral, an ideal ride for all seasons. Stop off at Faliro and walk on the Riviera, the beautifully contsructed promenade with its palm trees. Continue west to Piraeus and stop at Mikrolimano, a small harbour reminiscent of an island, for its outstanding seafood.

CRUISES

Starting from the port of Piraeus –to the city’s West- you can take one-day or longer cruises during the summer months around the islands of the Saronic Gulf and the Cyclades. Enquire at travel agencies in Athens or the Passenger Shipping Companies Association.

A WALK TO THE NATIONAL GARDEN

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Near the Parliament building stretches the vast and beautiful National Gardens, a true oasis in the heart of the city. The gardens were created by Queen Amalia and designed by the German landscape architect Schmidt. The park is open all day long. Enjoy some moments of relaxation in its shady setting, before continuing your urban exploration.
Opening hours: from sunrise to sunset
Address: The Garden has four entrances: from Queen Sofias ave., Herodes Atticus str., Queen Amalia ave. and another which connects it to Zappeion


Where
Metro station “Syntagma”

A RIDE ON THE PARALIAKΙ

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Cruise along Athens’ Sunset Boulevard. From the ancient port of Piraeus to Cape Sounion a coastal motorway takes you on a gentle ride along the beautiful littoral, an ideal ride for all seasons. Stop off at Faliro and walk on the Riviera, the beautifully contsructed promenade with its palm trees. Continue west to Piraeus and stop at Mikrolimano, a small harbour reminiscent of an island, for its outstanding seafood. If you travel east, get a walk at the villas in the luxurious coastal suburbs of Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni, while further south, swim in one of many beautiful beaches.
Your journey will end in Cape Sounion, and the Temple of Poseidon (5th cent. BC) overlooking it. The sunset, seen through the temple’s columns, is not to be missed!


CRUISES

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Starting from the port of Piraeus –to the city’s West- you can take one-day or longer cruises during the summer months around the islands of the Saronic Gulf and the Cyclades. Enquire at travel agencies in Athens or the Passenger Shipping Companies Association.


Info
T:+30 210 4226156
EXCURSIONS

From Athens you can organize day trips to areas of great archaeological interest, such as Epidavros, Mycenae, and Delphi.

SHOPPING AREAS

The Athenian shopping scene is every bit as good as other European capitals’. Kolonaki, Ermou street, Stadiou and Aeolou streets, Neo Psychico, Kifissia and Glyfada offer the most interesting shopping choices in Athens.

SHOPPING AREAS

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Historic Centre: In Monastiraki and Plaka you will find antiques, folk art, souvenirs and jewellery, innovative fashion shops and ateliers of new designers. The Psirri quarter hides many small interesting boutiques, ready to be discovered.

Commercial Centre: Ermou street, from Constitution square to Monastiraki is the city’s most commercial street. In Stadiou Street, you will find big department stores (Attica, Notos Galleries) while in Voukourestiou Street, luxury brands congregate. In Kolonaki, Greek fashion designers are located around Kolonaki Square and Anagnostopoulou, Skoufa, Tsakalof, Charitos and Patriarhou Ioakeim streets. Further north, in Kifissias Avenue and the areas of Halandri and Maroussi, you will find spectacular shopping malls such as the Golden Hall, the Avenue and The Mall.