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Sightseeing
ACROPOLIS The most important and magnificent sanctuary of Ancient Athens built on a rock in the center of the city. Its most impressive buildings (Parthenon, Erechteion, Temple of Athena Nike) are still adored as high points of architecture and artistic creation.
NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM With an exhibition space of about 14,000 m2, 10 times more than the Old Acropolis Museum, the work of Bernard Tschumi Architects with Michael Fotiadis houses archaeological finds spanning Archaic, Classic and Roman times.
HERODION ODEON AND THEATER A ROMAN ODEON Conservatory and theater built by Herodes Atticus in the 2nd century AD. In modern times, the works for its reconstruction have begun during king Otto’s reign (mid 19th century) and were completed in the ‘50s. Since then it houses important artistic events and every summer is the focal point of the annual Festival of Athens, which is one of the most important cultural events in Greece.
PLAKA The most picturesque neighborhood of Athens, built in the roots of the Sacred Rock of Acropolis. It has many well-preserved old buildings and a plethora of shops, taverns and coffee places.
ANCIENT AGORA (Ancient Market) A site northwest of Acropolis that was the administrative, political, economic, philosophical, social and educational center of Ancient Athens since the 6th century BC.
MONASTIRAKI (literary meaning little monastery) An area that was famous for its flea market and antiquarian shops. Today it is a bustling area with many tourist and high street shops.
ZAPPEION MEGARON A Neoclassical historic monumental building of Athens that was built especially for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Today it is used as an exhibition and ceremony space.
PANATHINAIKON STADIUM One of the most important monuments of modern Athens. A monumental reconstruction of an ancient stadium that was exclusively made of marble (that is why is also called in Greek “Kallimarmaro”, which means: made of beautiful marble). Its reconstruction was a parallel project of the construction of the Zappeion Megaron. Panathinaikon Stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
NATIONAL PARK A park open to the public covered with 16 acres of flowers and other indigenous flora.
GAZI INDUSTRIAL PARK A unique complex of preserved industrial buildings that house cultural events organized by the municipality of Athens. The building has lent its name to the neighborhood that surrounds it, which is currently one the hottest spot of night life in Athens.
NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM The greatest museum of Greece and one of the most important museums of the world with more that 11,000 items in exhibition spanning many millennium, from prehistoric times to late antiquity.
STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER Less than 3 km away from the hotel you will find the new facilities of the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, surrounded by the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park. (www.snfcc.org)
ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE - ATHENS Right across the street, meet a cultural space which hosts events and actions of all forms of contemporary art, supporting Greek artists and international collaborations.
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