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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.

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Tourist attractions Athens : Things to see and do

  • Acropolis Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Av. Dionissiou-Areopagitou

    An enormous stone vessel dominating the plain, the Acropolis, whose name means "upper city", occupies an exceptional site. Its flat summit, nearly 300m by 156m, forms a vast esplanade covering 3ha, looming 115m over the lower city. The firs..

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  • 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.

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  • The Parthenon, a Doric temple, was built in the era of Pericles by Iktinos, under the direction of Phidias. His statue, dedicated to Athena, decorated the sanctuary. In Byzantine times this statue, having been taken to Constantinople, was destroyed d..

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Hotels Athens

  • City Circus Athens

    16, Sarri Street GR - 10553 Athens

    Prix Prices from : 18 €

    City Circus Athens features a rooftop terrace and a bar-restaurant, just 300 metres from Thission area and within 350 metres from Monastiraki Metro Station. Housed in a neoclassical building, the property offers air-conditioned accommodation with fre..

  • Evripides Hotel

    79 Evripidou Str GR - 10553 Athens

    Evripides enjoys a central location in Athens, close to the Acropolis, and within a short walking distance of Plaka. Guests enjoy access to the rooftop terrace offering panoramic city views. Each room is equipped with flat-screen satellite TV, frid..

  • Phidias Hotel Two stars Two stars

    Apostolou Pavlou 39, Thissio GR - 11851 Athens

    Prix Prices from : 41 €

    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..

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Leisure activities Athens

  • Prices from : 265 €

    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..

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    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 ..

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    Experience the essential things to do in Athens aboard a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. You'll see all the historical and modern sights of Athens in a comfortable and secure environment, with full commentary provided. Stop at all the major attracti..

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Restaurants Athens

  • Oikeîo Quite comfortable restaurant 

    15 Ploutarhou St GR - 106 76 Athína

    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 ..

  • Funky Gourmet Comfortable and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    Paramythias 13 and Salaminos GR - 104 35 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..

  • Hytra Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    107-109 Syngrou Avenue GR - 11 745 Athens

    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..

  • Athiri Quite comfortable restaurant 

    15 Plateon St, Keramikos GR - 104 35 Athína

    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..

  • Spondi Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    5 Pyronos off Varnava Sq Pangrati GR - 116 36 Athína

    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..

  • O & B Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    7 Leokoriou St GR - 105 54 Athína

  • Botrini's Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    24b Vasileos Georgiou GR - 10 435 Athens

    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 ..

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