Things to see and do - Athens
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Athens Travel guide
Athens : Michelin's recommendations
Definitely the city to visit to go back to the source of western civilisation! A dazzling, harmonious site with beautiful ancient moments and museums overflowing with splendour, Athens is the very source of western civilisation. Roman, Byzantine and neo-classical souvenirs; an oriental, populous atmosphere: Athens is all this and more! With less than 10,000 inhabitants in the 19C, it is now the heart of a bustling, cosmopolitan centre, stretching 15 km from Piraeus to Kifissia.
Tourist attractions Athens : Things to see and do
Av. Dionissiou-Areopagitou GR - 11851 Athína
In this focal point of civilization you will discover the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and the Parthenon, masterpieces of the 5th century B.C. At a relatively late period, the hole which Poseidon made on a rock with a blow of ..
Av. Dionissou-Aeropagitou GR - 11742 Athína
This graceful Ionic temple (late 5C B.C.) juts out in front of the Propylaea, overlooking the Sacred Way. According to the legend, Aegeus, the father of Theseus, believing his son to be dead, threw himself from the rock where the temple is built. Reb..
Av. Dionissou-Aeropagitou GR - 11742 Athína
This Doric temple was built in the epoch of Pericles by Iktinos, under Phidias. His statue, dedicated to Athena, decorated the sanctuary. In the Byzantine epoch this statue taken to Constantinople, was destroyed during the siege of the city by the Cr..
10, Ahilleos Str. Metaxourgio Square GR - 104 36 Athens
Centrally situated in Athens, the Apollo Hotel is 100 metres from Metaxourgio Metro Station and 2 km from the Acropolis. It features a rooftop snack bar overlooking the Parthenon and rooms with free Wi-Fi. A satellite TV, a mini bar and a work desk ..
13 Odysseos St., Karaiskaki Square GR - 10436 Athens
Prix Prices from : 37 €
Conveniently located on the quiet pedestrian street of Κaraiskaki Square, this hotel is next to Metaxourghio Metro Station and the international railway station. The multilingual staff are available 24 hours each day. Housed in a fully air-condition..
Apostolou Pavlou 39, Thissio GR - 11851 Athens
Prix Prices from : 57 €
Centrally located on the pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou, Phidias Hotel is just 250 metres from the Acropolis and 100 metres from Thision Metro Station. It has a bar and offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Phidias rooms have a privat..
Leisure activities Athens
Prices from : 220 €
If you only visit one of the Greek islands, it's got to be Santorini! This former volcanic island has breathtaking views from the caldera whilst also boasting red, white and black beaches. Spend the night on the island and admire the sites at your le..
Prices from : 312 €
Take a three-day tour of the essential sites of classical Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia and Delphi. You'll visit famous archaeological sites and museums, and experience the glory that was classical Greece. Highlights All taxe..
Prices from : 38 €
One for all you History buffs - discover Athens' Ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with your local guide. Venture inside the ancient Acropolis and admire just how this ancient monument towers above the city below. You'll also see ..
7 Leokoriou St GR - 105 54 Αθήνα
15 Plataion GR - 104 35 Αθήνα
In winter, sit inside, surrounded by blue, white and grey hues; in summer, head out to the courtyard and well-spaced tables surrounded by lush green plants. Local, seasonal ingredients are simply prepared in order to reveal their natural flavours. Di..
Onassis Cultural Centre (6th Floor), 107-109 Syngrou Ave GR - 117 45 Athína / Αθηνα
Take the express lift to the 6th floor of the striking Onassis Cultural Centre; here you'll find a chic bar and a sultry restaurant, which look out over Syngrou towards the Acropolis. Watch the chefs preparing well-executed Greek dishes in the open k..
24b Vasileos Georgiou GR - 104 35 Αθήνα
A converted school in a quiet suburb - now a passionately run restaurant with an ultra-modern interior, a sleek glass-fronted kitchen and verdant terraces. Appealing modern menus feature local produce in creative, attractively presented dishes. Many ..
13 Paramythias St and Salaminos, Keramikos GR - 104 35 Αθηνα / Athína
Charming neoclassical house in downtown Athens, off the main tourist track. The minimalist black, white and grey first floor dining room looks out over the city. Wonderfully well-crafted, innovative dishes feature unusual but well-thought-through com..
5 Pyronos, off Varnava Sq, Pangrati GR - 116 38 Athína / Αθηνα
Well-known restaurant with two courtyards and two dining rooms: one is intimate; the other, elegantly designed from reclaimed bricks in the style of a vaulted cellar, complete with a wine cave. Top quality produce is used to create imaginative, deftl..
15 Ploutarhou St GR - 106 75 Αθήνα
Sweet little restaurant in a chic neighbourhood, with tables on two different levels, as well as outside. The décor is traditional and it has a warm, cosy feel. Menus offer great value family-style cooking made with fresh ingredients and feature the ..