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
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..
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.
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..
16, Sarri Street GR - 10553 Athens
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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..
Apostolou Pavlou 39, Thissio GR - 11851 Athens
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..
Agias Marinis 2 & Apostolou Pavlou 25 GR - 11851 Athens
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Offering an impressive view to the Acropolis from its rooftop terrace, Hotel Thissio enjoys a central location. The rooms are elegantly decorated with free Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves creative dishes and a variety of Greek wines. Fitted with woode..
Leisure activities Athens
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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..
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 : 99 €
Take a cruise from Athens to the fabulous Greek islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina for a relaxing day on the sea. With all your transport, transfers and lunch organized, you can sit back and enjoy your leisurely cruise with free time on each island to..
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 ..
7 Leokoriou St GR - 105 54 Athína
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..